Oct. 12 – Stories at the Marsh: Spiders, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Stories and take home a craft. For information call 920-387-7889.

Oct. 14 – Exploration Station – Bees at Devils Lake State Park in Baraboo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park’s Nature Center. There will be bee activities. Check out the new bee chalet. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.

Oct. 14 – Market Basket Weaving Class, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun. To register contact Connie at 920-887-3638.

Oct. 14 – Crane Watch from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Palmatory Street Overlook in Horicon. Join educators an hour before sunset for a talk on the birds you see flying overhead. Picnic dinner encouraged. For information call 920-387-7889.

Oct. 14 – Stargazing at the Marsh, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Join members of the Northern Cross Science Foundation as they view the night sky. For information call 920-387-7889.

Oct. 14 – Duck season in the southern and Mississippi River zones reopens through Dec. 3 in southern zone and Dec. 5 in Mississippi River zone. … Canada goose season in the south exterior zone and Mississippi River subzone reopens through Dec. 21 in the southern zone and Jan. 4 in the Mississippi River zone. … Pheasant season opens at 9 a.m.; runs through Dec. 31. … Ruffed grouse in the zone B opens through Dec. 8. … Bobwhite quail season opens at noon through Dec. 6. … Hungarian partridge season opens at 9 a.m. through Dec. 31 (closed in Clark Marathon and Taylor counties). … Cottontail rabbit opens in southern zone at noon through Feb. 28. … Raccoon gun and trapping for state residents opens through Feb. 15. … Red and gray fox hunting and trapping opens through Feb. 15. … Coyote trapping season opens through Feb. 15. … Fisher trapping season opens in various zones, through Dec. 31. … Period 1 hunting and trapping season for bobcat north of Hwy. 64 through Dec. 25. … Inland trout season closes.

Oct. 14-15 – Horicon Marsh Archeological Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon. Buckskinners encampment, atlatl throwing, artifacts, a drum circle, speakers and more. For information call 920-387-7889.

Oct. 17 – Fall Woodland Nature Journaling program at the Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun from 6 to 8 p.m. To register or for information call 920-324-5818.

Oct. 19 – River Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation’s Oktoberfest Gun Bash at Achterberg Archery in Pardeeville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. This is a Wheelin’ Sportsmen benefit event. For tickets, contact Jim Farrington at 608-235-8503 or by email at abeandmabel@centurytel.net.

Oct. 21 – Friends of Devil’s Lake Halloween Hike from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Go on a 1-mile torch lit hike, show off your costume or roast a marshmallow by the campfire and find out about snakes. Event will take place at the Chateau on the north shore at Devil’s Lake State Park. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.

Oct. 21 – Autumn Night Hike at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center in Horicon from 7 to 8 p.m. Dress in your Halloween costumes. For information call 920-387-7889.

Oct. 22 – Monsters on the Marsh at Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in costume for games, a scavenger hunt, cupcake decorating a hike through the haunted woods. For information call 920-324-5818.

Oct. 28 – Fall Night Scavanger Hunt and Campfire at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Activities includes glow-in-the-dark ring toss and a marshmallow launching contest. Event takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the park’s Nature Center. For information contact Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.

Oct. 28 – Muskrat season statewide opens through March 4. … Mink season in the north, south and Winnebago zones opens through March 5.

Oct. 31 – Lake trout season closes on waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan and their tributaries. … Deadline to purchase Lake Winnebago system sturgeon spearing licenses.

To submit an item for the Outdoor Calendar, mail it to 1640 LaDawn Drive, Portage, WI, 53901, or email Outdoors Editor Travis Houslet at thouslet@capital newspapers.com