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December 2019

Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2019

The annual Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society, began in 1900 as a way of using all willing and able bodies as a means to get outside and count wintering birds. The Ridges has participated in the Christmas Bird Count since the mid-60’s and coordinates the efforts of local participants who volunteer their time to head out in the field. There is no need to be an expert birder to participate. Many Christmas Birders tally species at…

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Natural Christmas

December 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Hwy Q
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States
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You deserve to spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and join us in our beautifully decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating delicious cookies and listening to holiday music. This program offers a wreath-making workshop, holiday crafts, and even marshmallows and chestnuts around the open fire. Guided hikes and tours of the Range Light are available throughout the event. Natural…

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April 2020

Midwest Crane Count- CANCELLED

April 18, 2020 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 am, repeating indefinitely

The primary purposes of the Crane Count are to help monitor the abundance and distribution of cranes in the Upper Midwest and to introduce people to cranes and their natural environment. Counters are needed to survey for cranes on designated sites throughout Door County. No previous experience needed. End the morning with coffee and donuts at the Cook-Fuller Center. Contact Matt Peter for more information about the Crane Count and other citizen monitoring volunteer opportunities: matt@ridgessanctuary.org or 920-839-2802    …

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May 2020

Woodcock Watch – Postponed, TBD

May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$5 – $18

Here’s your chance to experience firsthand what Aldo Leopold described as the “sky dance.” After a short indoor presentation, we’ll head out into the field to watch woodcocks engage in this remarkable courtship display. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Bring binoculars if you have them, and a blanket or cushion to sit on if desired. Fee: $10 - Members • $13 - Public • $5 - Kids Location: The Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty Q, Baileys Harbor.

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June 2020

2020 Backpack Adventure Camp: Session 1

June 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2020

Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Hwy Q
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States
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For Ages 4-6 &  Ages 7-11 Cost for the week: $300 members, $360 non-members  

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July 2020

2020 Backpack Adventure Camp: Session 2

July 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

For Ages 4-6 & Ages 7-11 Cost for the week: $300 members, $360 nonmembers

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September 2020

Curious Citizen – Fossil Excursion

September 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

*Online Pre-registration Required, limit of 8 participants Click Here to Register Join Dave Bultman, local fossil hunter and expert, as we identify various prehistoric critters and unearth local fossils. The program will start with a brief lecture and then we will travel to Appel’s Bluff, just north of Baileys Harbor. Light hiking is involved, and no digging is required! Meet at Cook Albert Fuller Nature Center 8166 Cty HWY 57, Baileys Harbor. $17/member, $20/public. Not suitable for ages 12 and…

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Curious Citizen – Fossil Excursion

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

*Online Pre-registration Required, limit of 8 participants Click Here to Register Join Dave Bultman, local fossil hunter and expert, as we identify various prehistoric critters and unearth local fossils. The program will start with a brief lecture and then we will travel to Appel’s Bluff, just north of Baileys Harbor. Light hiking is involved, and no digging is required! Meet at Cook Albert Fuller Nature Center 8166 Cty HWY 57, Baileys Harbor. $17/member, $20/public. Not suitable for ages 12 and…

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August 2021

Monarch Madness

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
FREE

JOIN US FOR A MONARCH FILLED DAY! Throughout the summer, staff at The Ridges rear Monarchs, from tiny caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Against all odds, these butterflies will migrate all the way down to the mountains of Mexico in the winter. We help Monarchs survive by providing protected habitat in which they can breed, grow, and find food sources. Join us on Saturday, August 28th to learn more about monarchs and how we can help them! Screening: Flight of…

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March 2022

Blue Bird Nest Box Workshop

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 State Hwy 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 United States
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Eastern bluebird populations are back on the rise thanks to the help of nest box building enthusiasts! Continue to help by learning what bluebirds need to survive and creating a nest box to take home. Charlotte Lukes will be joining us to teach us why assisting these little bluebirds is so important. Tools and materials for one box provided. Preregistration is required! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Fee: $15 - Members • $20 - Public • $5 - Kids, Additional kits…

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