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Nature Notes: Snow Science

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

By Anna Foster  If you’re anything like me, you might have groaned when you saw the first dusting of snow two weeks ago. The winter season brings opportunities for adventuring on snowshoes, cross country skis, snowmobiles, and ice skates… but it also means getting up 30 minutes earlier to shovel off your car. However, annoying [..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]

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]

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]