The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Programs and Events

For a calendar look of all upcoming programs, visit our events calendar by clicking here.

Stop by anytime sunrise to sunset and feed our chickadees and nuthatches! Seed and benches are located throughout the Hidden Brook Boardwalk.


Ridges Guided Winter Hikes – Fridays and Saturdays, Jan 5th – March 24th

Experience The Ridges in a new way and in a whole new season! These hikes with a Ridges naturalist cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales during the 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. Notes/Special Instructions: A limited number of snowshoes are available for hike participants – call ahead to reserve. Additional $5 to rent snowshoes. (If weather does not permit snowshoes, hikes will still proceed.)
Fridays at 2:00 PM
Saturdays at 10:00 and 2:00 PM
Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • Free – Under 18
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center


Story Hour at The Ridges – Saturdays, 11:00-12:00noon

Come join us for Story Hour and hot chocolate. You will hear a Ridges staff member read a book about animals and plants that live at The  Ridges, and you will make something special to take home. Weather permitting, we will take a short hike outside. And, if YOU have a favorite book about an animal or plant that you would like to show us, please bring it in! We love to share ideas about good books!

Feb 10 – The Moon of the Owl by Jean Craighead George


Story Hour at The Ridges – Saturdays, 11:00-12:00noon

Come join us for Story Hour and hot chocolate. You will hear a Ridges staff member read a book about animals and plants that live at The  Ridges, and you will make something special to take home. Weather permitting, we will take a short hike outside. And, if YOU have a favorite book about an animal or plant that you would like to show us, please bring it in! We love to share ideas about good books!

Feb 17 – Look to the North by Jean Craighead George


Logan Creek Winter Hikes – Sundays: Feb 18 & March 18 at 2:00PM

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: Wear good hiking boots or bring your own snowshoes.
Fee: $5 – Members • $8 – Public • Free – Under 18
Location: Meet at Trailhead at 5724 Loritz Road


Story Hour at The Ridges – Saturdays, 11:00-12:00noon

Come join us for Story Hour and hot chocolate. You will hear a Ridges staff member read a book about animals and plants that live at The  Ridges, and you will make something special to take home. Weather permitting, we will take a short hike outside. And, if YOU have a favorite book about an animal or plant that you would like to show us, please bring it in! We love to share ideas about good books!

Feb 24 – Do Beavers Need Blankets by Stan Tekiela


3rd ANNUAL OWL-O-RAMA – March 2nd & 3rd

These fascinating birds of prey are known for their distinct calls, nocturnal habits, and silent flight. There’s something for everyone who gives a hoot about these remarkable raptors! We have great learning experiences for the entire family from crafts to night hikes to live owls!

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Owl Prowl-Nesting Season Hike

Friday, March 2nd; 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public • Free – Under 18

Location: Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q, Baileys Harbor

 

Great Horned Owl Taxidermy Demo

Saturday, March 3rd; 9 AM (Special Hours 9 AM – 4 PM)

Fee: Free

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

 

Saw-whet Owl Banding Info Session

Saturday, March 3rd; 1:00 PM

Fee: Free

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

 

Owl Meet & Greet

Saturday, March 3rd; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fee: Free

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

 

Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building

Saturday, March 3rd; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fee: $30 – Members • $35 – Public

Location: Ridges Workshop, 8288 County Q, Baileys Harbor

 

Owl Prowl – Logan Creek Hike

Saturday, March 3rd; 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Fee: $10 – Members • $13 – Public • Free – Under 18

Location: Logan Creek 5724 Loritz Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI

 

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