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April 2024

Community Tree Planting at Appel’s Bluff with The Big Plant

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all volunteers - Join us for a Community Planting at Appel's Bluff, hosted by The Ridges Sanctuary! We invite you to join us in the Climate Change Coalition of Door County's next phase of the Big Plant: free and public Community Plantings! At five sites over two weeks, they'll be planting together over 4,000 new native trees. At these sites, native Oaks, Birches, Cedars, American Plums, Tamaracks, Firs, Pines, and Spruces will be planted. All tree-planters will be able to…

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Forest School Artist Reception and Celebration

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Celebrate Earth Week with The Ridges! Kick off the start of Earth Week on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 AM with an artist show and reception of Ridges Forest School student masterpieces. Come experience impactful works based on their perspective of Earth's systems and cycles that they've studied at The Ridges. Meet: The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. Fee: Free. To maximize accessibility, many Ridges events are offered free of charge. Donations are appreciated and support The Ridges mission. 

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Range Light Corridor Restoration Project Presentation with Director of Research Tony Kiszonas

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Celebrate Earth Week with The Ridges! Join us Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 PM for an update on the Range Light Corridor Restoration Project with Director of Research Tony Kiszonas. The presentation will include what to expect when walking through the corridor this year and insights into important ongoing research on federally threatened Dwarf Lake Iris in partnership with the USFW Coastal Program. Location: The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. Fee: Free. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Click…

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Tree Transplant

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ridges Workshop, 8288 County Q
Baileys HArbor, WI 54202 United States

Celebrate Earth Week with The Ridges! On Wednesday, April 24th join us at 10:00 AM for our annual Tree Transplant, where we remove tree saplings growing in the Range Light corridor and relocate them to other areas of our property. Dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get muddy! We also recommend gloves and shovels for pulling up trees. Meet: Workshop at The Ridges Sanctuary, 8288 Cty. Q, Baileys Harbor, WI Fee: Free. To maximize accessibility, many Ridges…

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Marleah Grinnell Art Exhibit and Artist Reception

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

By Marleah Grinnell Marleah Grinnell, self-taught award-winning artist from Madison, Wisconsin will be displaying her spectacular new exhibition “Memories of Door County” in the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center this spring. This installation demonstrates Marleah’s deep emotional connection with nature, and connects you with the emotions, movement colors and textures she sees and conveys. Beginning her painting in 2019, Marleah shares her connection with art and nature as a form of therapy to improve her eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills,…

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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway!

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Get your free trees! Stop by The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center on Friday, April 26th, during our hours of operation, where we'll be giving trees away! Plant them at home or at your business: inspire as many people as possible to plant and grow as many trees as possible! The giveaway begins at 9:00 am and will run until supplies last. First come, first serve.  Location: Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor.

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May 2024

Sanctuary Guided Hike

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2024

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Join a naturalist for an exploration of The Ridges Sanctuary. We’ll head out on the trails to learn about the history of The Ridges, the unique features of the sanctuary habitats, and what makes the sanctuary the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin! This two hour guided hike includes a tour of our Upper Range Light, which has been restored to the period of the last Range Light Keeper. Suitable for all ages.   PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED | Public $10,…

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Sanctuary Guided Hike

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2024

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Join a naturalist for an exploration of The Ridges Sanctuary. We’ll head out on the trails to learn about the history of The Ridges, the unique features of the sanctuary habitats, and what makes the sanctuary the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin! This two hour guided hike includes a tour of our Upper Range Light, which has been restored to the period of the last Range Light Keeper. Suitable for all ages.   PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED | Public $10,…

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Sanctuary Guided Hike

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2024

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States

Join a naturalist for an exploration of The Ridges Sanctuary. We’ll head out on the trails to learn about the history of The Ridges, the unique features of the sanctuary habitats, and what makes the sanctuary the most biologically diverse area in Wisconsin! This two hour guided hike includes a tour of our Upper Range Light, which has been restored to the period of the last Range Light Keeper. Suitable for all ages.   PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED | Public $10,…

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Early Bird Hike

May 4 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
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One event on June 15, 2024 at 6:30 am

One event on June 22, 2024 at 6:30 am

One event on June 29, 2024 at 6:30 am

Head out with Ridges Naturalists to learn and identify the morning birds at The Ridges Sanctuary and surrounding Baileys Harbor habitats. Hikers should meet at the Cabins at The Ridges Sanctuary, 8288 Cty Q, Baileys Harbor, WI. Make sure you bring your binoculars! You won’t want to miss our early morning friends!  Pre-registration required; Public $5, Members Free  Click here to register

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