The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Month: April 2013

Tell Your Kids to Take a Hike

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Tell Your Kids to Take a Hike | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Numerous studies and whole books have been devoted to the benefits of connecting children to nature.  Evidence shows that environmental education improves student performance and increases interest in learning overall.  Although many parents can remember long summer days spent outside, the amount of time today’s kids spend outdoors is alarming low while the amount of [..Read more]

An Environmental Trifecta!

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on An Environmental Trifecta! | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

It’s a big week for lovers of the earth everywhere as we come together to celebrate Earth Day. Founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has evolved from a grassroots movement to become an international citizen crusade. Here at home, it has led to the development of hundreds of environmentally conscious organizations and is [..Read more]

No Frogs, But How About Those Cranes?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on No Frogs, But How About Those Cranes? | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Our frogs may be immobilized by the cold, but the sandhill cranes are on the move.  Like many of Door County’s seasonal residents, they winter in Florida and return to our marshy areas in March. Each year in mid-April, thousands of volunteers – including those at The Ridges – participate in the Annual Midwest Crane [..Read more]

Why Our Frogs Are Giving Us the Cold Shoulder

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Why Our Frogs Are Giving Us the Cold Shoulder | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Say spring and folks immediately think of groundhogs or robins but in fact, one of the most dependable — and musical — harbingers of spring is the frog. Even though spring technically began on March 20, conditions have been less than appealing to our peepers and wood frogs, so we’re still waiting to enjoy one [..Read more]

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Celebrate Door County’s Unique Beauty & Diversity!

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Celebrate Door County’s Unique Beauty & Diversity! | Posted in Homepage Rotator · Uncategorized

Experience the natural areas of Door County. Migrating warblers and other songbirds return to our woodlands, and shorebirds gather on our lakes and bays. Our field trip leaders will guide you through some of the most pristine and unique natural areas in the county, some of which are not typically open to the public. Registration [..Read more]