The Ridges Sanctuary

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Nature Notes: The Silent Art of Owling

Posted on Feb 22, 2023 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Featured · Nature Notes

By Anna Foster and Jackie Rath Owls of Interest Last February, we wrote a blog all about the common species of owls found in Door County, which you can access HERE. Common owls in Door County include the Barred Owl, the Great Horned owl, the Eastern Screech-Owl, the Saw Whet Owl, and the Snowy Owl. [..Read more]

If Only These Walls Could Talk: Baileys Harbor Range Lights Docent Opportunity Offers the Next Best Thing!

Posted on Jan 4, 2023 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Articles · Blog · Featured · From the Keepers Desk

by Sandy Miller Volunteering as a Baileys Harbor Range Light docent is about interacting with people and telling the story of the people who lived in the Upper Range Light.  There is so much history packed into the 154 year old Upper Range Light – if only these walls could talk.  But wait, that is [..Read more]

Natural Christmas at The Ridges Sanctuary

Posted on Dec 6, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Featured · In the News

Published by Fox 11 News – December 6, 2022 Natural Christmas preparations at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor BAILEYS HARBOR (WLUK) — Celebrating winter and Christmas naturally is taking place in Northern Door County at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Its humble beginnings started about 15 seasons ago inside a rustic log building. “The first [..Read more]

The Golden Glory of Tamarack Trees

Posted on Oct 31, 2022 by Jeanne Farrell   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Featured · Homepage Photo Gallery Images · Nature Notes

By Sheryl Honig, PhD, Environmental Educator You may not think of The Ridges’ boreal forest as a destination for viewing fall color.  The sandy ridges are home to conifers like hemlock, spruce, balsam fir, and cedar.  These conifers are evergreen and don’t explode with color in the fall.  But there is one conifer that puts [..Read more]

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]

Meet Katie and Andy

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 by Katie Krouse   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Featured · Uncategorized

In May 2021, The Ridges Sanctuary Board of Directors announced the appointment of our new senior leadership team, Andy Gill, Executive Director and Katie Krouse, Director of Operations. In this Q&A, Andy and Katie share thoughts about their roles and what they look forward to at the Ridges:   Tell us a bit about your [..Read more]