Magnificent Marsh

Horicon Marsh is a state treasure. It is the largest cattail marsh in the United States!  This batch of photos focuses on views across the water. I look forward to visiting again, perhaps this winter, and certainly again next spring. To learn more about the marsh:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horicon_Marsh

https://www.horiconmarsh.org/

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Horicon Favorites

Here is a selection of my personal favorites from our fall visits to Horicon Marsh. The snake photo selfie is by my daughter, taken on a day we biked 40 miles around the marsh's perimeter.  The wolly bear caterpillar will someday be an Isabella tiger moth. Under the overhang at the Visitor's Center (closed since March) we found a barn swallow's nest, now empty. The colored orbs were an accident that I really liked! And someone's car seemed to fit right in with the autumn palette. More photos to come soon, as I work on culling and editing a large batch of marsh water photos. All photos: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Wildflowers at Horicon Marsh

In October the marsh is filled mostly with asters in purple, pink, and white, but we found some yellow flowers still in bloom, too. The green fruit pictured below is a wild cucumber!

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Grasses and Reeds

Grasses are among my favorite growing things. I've often wished homeowners would let patches of their grasses grow so people could see how beautiful they are at their full height! We visited Horicon on a blustery day, warm and sunny. Watching the grasses and reeds sparkle in the sun and sway in the wind was pure delight.

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Remnants

I find beauty in everything, even in the dead remains of summer flowers, reeds, and grasses. Some of the shapes are like sculptures and are fascinating to the eye. Seeds of the milkweed plant are magical and were everywhere to be found along the marsh. Hoping you might enjoy these, too, here are some pictures of remnants at Horicon.

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Berries

I love autumn berries for their bright color among the wildflowers and grasses ending their life cycle for the season. Here are a few for you to enjoy.

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Autumn Color at Horicon Marsh

Reds, oranges, yellows, purples, and many shades of brown colored the landscape at Horicon Marsh a month ago. Here is a sampling of pics to show the colors we enjoyed during our Oct 10th visit.

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Wildlife at Horicon

Geese, ducks, cranes, egrets, and seagulls are some of the waterfowl and other birds we encountered on our October 10th visit to Horicon Marsh. Taking pictures of moving creatures is not my forte, but even so I was able to get some shots to share. The highlight was the swan we spotted from afar! Closer to land we saw quite a few turtles, and Mr. Grasshopper stood quite still for his portrait.

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Horicon Marsh

I visited Horicon Marsh recently on a bright, sunny, gorgeous autumn day. I took several hundred photos, which I am still in the process of sorting through and editing. I expect this post to be the first of many. The beauty of Horicon is spectacular. Please enjoy!

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