Heron Watch at Devil’s Lake

March 29, 2012 by  

On Thursday, April 19th, 2012 the Nature Center at Devil’s Lake State Park will hold a Heron Watch. Devil’s Lake State Park is located at s5975 Park Road in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This event will run from 6pm to 7pm.

The Nature Center at Devil’s Lake State Park invites everyone to join them at the campground parking lot with comfortable clothing, good walking or hiking shoes, and a spotting scope and/or binoculars to join in the annual Heron Watch happening within the park grounds. At this time of year, adult birds are busy preparing nests for the juveniles that will soon arrive. During summer months, the Nature Center is home to many bird observation programs within the state park. While observing the Heron’s building the spring nest, visitors will be asked to try and keep an accurate count of the pairs they observe.

Nature Center programs are appropriate for families and make great school outings. The Heron Watch fits into one of their many scheduled evening programs. Often the programs through the Nature Center focus on beavers, skulls, snakes, stories, worms, spiders, insects, rocks, beetles, bird watching, plants, bats, salamanders, and geology. Families that attend always leave much more educated than they arrived. Flyer printing and brochure printing may accompany each nature tour, depending on the subject matter being covered.

This event is free to the public. The Nature Center is open daily from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information -about this tour, you can visit the Devil’s Lake State Park website, or call the park’s naturalist at 608-356-8301, and ask for extension 140.