The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Month: May 2013

A Prickly Parable

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on A Prickly Parable | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

If Facebook stats can be believed, then recent video of a myopic porcupine encountered during a Festival of Nature field trip has gone viral – or at least viral by our Facebook page standards.  In just a few days, this spiky member of the rodent family has had 5,575 views  — over 250% more than [..Read more]

Show Off Your Nature Knowledge!

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on Show Off Your Nature Knowledge! | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Do you know what percentage of the earth’s surface freshwater is contained by the Great Lakes?  Can you readily identify feathers from birds found here in Door County?  Do you know which two State politicians worked to establish the Outdoor Recreation Act program, the forerunner of today’s Stewardship Act?  If you answered these questions without  [..Read more]

The Lusty Month of May

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Drew Richmond   Comments Off on The Lusty Month of May | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Sure, it’s a song from Camelot, but just where do you suppose Lerner and Lowe got their inspiration? We’re pretty sure they took their cues from Mother Nature. After a few days of warmer temperatures and life-giving sun, May is busting out all over! Frogs are serenading, birds are nesting, deer are venturing out of the [..Read more]