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.

Sanctuary Guided Hike -Fridays, 1PM Saturdays, 10AM & 1PM

Experience The Ridges in a whole new way and a whole new season! 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.

Fee: $5 – members • $8 – public • FREE – under 18
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

*NOTES/SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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.)

Story Hour – Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

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 make something special to take home.

Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

• FEBRUARY 8 – No Story Hour
When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge. Use Oreo cookies to represent the phases of the moon.
The Mitten by Jan Brett. Create fabric mittens.
Whoo Goes There? by Jennifer Ericsson. Dissect owl pellets and see what they contain.

5th Annual Owl-O-Rama

Owl Prowl-Nesting Season – Friday, Feb. 28th,  5:30 – 8:00 PM

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.
Fee: $10 – members • $13 – public • FREE – under 18
Meet at: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center & carpool to Logan

Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Building – Sat., Feb. 29th, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Cavity nesting owls like Eastern Screech Owls can be attracted with nesting boxes. Start your day by building a nest box and pick up some tips on where to locate it and when to put it out.
Fee: $30 members • $35 public
Location: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

Owl Meet and Greet – Saturday, Feb. 29th, 11 – 2 PM

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 11:00 AM and 2 PM to learn a little bit about what separates these silent night flyers from other raptors and birds.
Meet at: Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center

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