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Guided Snowshoe Hikes – Friday and Saturdays

These hikes with a Ridges naturalist cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales in their winter season. Enjoy a leisurely hike on level terrain. Participants may always hike in boots or, if sufficient snow cover, may choose snowshoes. Hike will end at the Center with a cup of hot chocolate or locally roasted coffee.Some snowshoes available for hike participants – call ahead to reserve. Additional $5 to rent snowshoes.
(If weather does not permit snowshoes, hikes will still proceed.)

Friday 1:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Story Hours at The Ridges! Saturdays at 11:00am

Experience children’s literature that highlights compassion while incorporating movement and mindfulness. Story Hour will begin at 11:00 with a children’s story and corresponding movement activity. An open ended art opportunity will be available following the story hour.

• Feb 16 – Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo
Yoga “Solutions”- Children will re-enact the story, using simple yoga poses to help Yoga Bunny’s friends learn how to slow down
• Feb 23 – Yoga Friends by Mariam Gates
Partner Yoga-Children will learn partner yoga poses they can enjoy with a friend or parent.

Fee: FREE
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Logan Creek Hike – Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1:00 PM

Explore the beautiful winter landscape of this 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake with a Ridges naturalist. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Notes/Special Instructions: Dress for the weather.
Wear good hiking boots or bring your own snowshoes.

Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Meet at Trailhead at 5724 Loritz Rd.


4th ANNUAL OWL-O-RAMA, March 1st & 2nd

Owl Prowl-Nesting Season Hike
It’s nesting season for the owls and they are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join the Ridges naturalists to learn more about the owls of Door County and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Please wear appropriate winter hiking attire.
Friday, March 1st; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q, Baileys Harbor

Owl Taxidermy Demo
Master Taxidermist Mike Orthober is well known in his field and has won many national and international awards. He also judges world taxidermy championships and teaches others his methods. Mike will be joining us at the Nature Center to demonstrate the delicate art of creating an owl mount.
Saturday, March 2nd; Special Hours 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(Ending when Mike has completed the mount.)
Fee: Free
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

Owl Meet & Greet
Get up close and personal with some of Door County’s resident owls. Representatives from Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on hand with birds for you to observe. Drop in any time between 11 and 2 pm to learn a little bit about what separates these silent night flyers from other raptors and birds.
Saturday, March 2nd; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fee: Free
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building
Cavity nesting owls like Eastern Screech Owls can be attracted with nesting boxes. Before or after perusing our displays and activities at the Center, drop in at the workshop anytime between 10 AM & 1 PM to build a nest box and pick up some tips on where to locate it and when to put it out.
Saturday, March 2nd; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fee: $30 – Members • $35 – Public
Location: The Ridges Workshop, 8288 Cty. Q, Baileys Harbor

Logan Creek Owl Prowl
It’s nesting season for the owls and they are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join The Ridges naturalists for a second opportunity to listen for owls in a different location! These nighttime hunters are going to be active so come ready with your listening ears. Please wear appropriate winter hiking attire. Trails can be icy so plan accordingly.
Saturday, March 2nd; 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public • FREE – Kids
Location: Logan Creek Property, 5724 Loritz Rd., Jacksonport

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