The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Ridges Spotlight: Summer Naturalists

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Featured

This summer, the Ridges welcomed Summer Naturalists Anna Gossard, Ben Epley and Sydney Rushing to assist with children’s Backpack Adventure Camps, lead nature hikes and other projects in operations and research. We were happy to talk with these three talented individuals as they wrapped up their internships about their experiences and what’s next: How did [..Read more]

Ridges’ Gill Enjoying Master Planning Process

Posted on Aug 15, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

Published by Door County Daily News —  August 14, 2022 Giving your feedback on the future of The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has been an enjoyable history lesson for its executive director Andy Gill. The Ridges Sanctuary kicked off its 20-year master plan process in May on the heels of its purchase of The [..Read more]

Culture Club: Citizen Science Making a Difference in Nature

Posted on Aug 4, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News · Uncategorized

Published by: Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – August 2nd, 2022 Authored by SAM HOFFMAN, Land Manager, and TONY KISZONAS, Naturalist and Researcher, The Ridges Sanctuary Citizen science – the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the public – is alive and well at The Ridges Sanctuary in [..Read more]

Nature Notes: The Importance of Monarch Butterflies

Posted on Aug 1, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Nature Notes · Uncategorized

By Anna Foster    The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)  symbolizes summertime, appearing year after year in meadows, gardens, and front yards of houses. As of July 21st, this once abundant butterfly is now listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as an endangered species. Populations across the United States have been in [..Read more]

Nature Notes: Pollination and Conservation in a Fragile, Sensitive Environment

Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Nature Notes · Ridges Outpost

By Jackie Rath, Visitor Engagement and Education Assistant   The Ridges is celebrating National Pollinator Week 2022! Protecting pollinators is a necessary part of protecting The Ridges’ native habitat. In 2017, we planted pollinator gardens in front of our Nature Center. These gardens provide a food source and habitat for pollinator species in our ecosystem, [..Read more]

29th Annual Door County Spring Lighthouse Festival Preview

Posted on Jun 8, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

By: Door County (WLUK) — It’s being billed as a chance to visit Door County’s maritime history up-close. The celebration is part of the 29th annual Door County Spring Lighthouse Festival. Even with Lake Michigan levels six inches lower than last year at this time, it’s a bumpy ride for the tractor-hay wagon combination to get [..Read more]

Bridging the Future and the Past

Posted on May 27, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · In the News · Ridges Outpost

by Sam Hoffman As those familiar with The Ridges may know, the aging Range Light boardwalk is currently being replaced by some of our amazing volunteers. With the recent announcement of the purchase of The Ridges Inn and the start of the master planning process with SmithGroup, a Madison-based design group, this is a great [..Read more]

Festival of Nature Celebrates All Summer Long

Posted on May 4, 2022 by Katie Krouse   No Comments Yet | Posted in In the News

by: Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse – April 14th, 2022 The Ridges Sanctuary and its community partners invite the public to celebrate the precious species, rare habitat and natural beauty of the Door peninsula all summer long during its 20th annual Festival of Nature. Activities will kick off on Memorial Day weekend and include 65 programs involving outdoor learning, social conversation and [..Read more]

Nature Notes: Fleeting Spring Blooms

Posted on Apr 27, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Nature Notes · Ridges Outpost

By Jackie Rath The Sanctuary has looked a little different over the last few weeks than if you visited this past winter. A delightfully slow spring thaw is taking place, and we are seeing signs of it everywhere we turn. Hidden Brook is rushing, birds are returning and calling, frogs are croaking, and the garter [..Read more]