Please select which program you wish to register for:
Fall Sanctuary Guided Hikes are offered Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm beginning in September.
Night Hike on the Boardwalk!: Owls, bats, and range lights, oh my! Come explore The Ridges at night!
Bat Chats Guided Night Hike: Let’s chat about Wisconsin Bats! Join Ridges staff on October 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
on a hike through the Sanctuary, stopping to learn about the unique adaptations and life cycle of bats. Stop along the way to capture bats on an acoustic monitor.
Halloween Hike: Come hike the boardwalk if you dare! Special Halloween-themed stations along Hidden Brook Boardwalk will highlight creepy critters and spooky sights of The Ridges Sanctuary. If you make it to the Upper Range Light, prepare yourself for a ghostly encounter…Come any time between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm for a self-guided tour and interact with our spooky team to learn about all things bats, carnivorous plants and more! This event is appropriate for families of all ages. Flashlights will be provided to you for the duration of your hike. Costumes are encouraged!
Ridges Forest School: 2023 Fall Semester
Tiny Trekkers: Fall-Winter 2023 Sessions
Swales & Ales: Join us on September 28th or October 5th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm for Swales & Ales! Explore the Ridges Sanctuary with Ridges Naturalists and discover what plants in and around Door County might be used to create different flavor profiles when brewing beer. After walking the Ridges and discussing some nature-inspired brews, we will head over to Sway Brewing to learn about the beer-making process. Program fee includes Ridges Pint Glass and Brewery pour. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Fall Workday: Do you love fall and spending time outdoors? Join The Ridges for our Fall Volunteer Workday on September 30th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM! Activities include garden maintenance, storage organization, and general cleanup and preparation for the winter season. Lunch will be provided after. For more information, contact Sam Hoffman at email@example.com or call (920) 839-2802, ext. 108.
Beetles, Aphids, and Flies, Oh My!: In this workshop on October 12th, entomological expert Donna Danielson will guide you through the basics of the Insect class, including what makes an insect an insect, basic anatomy, and insect life cycles. Participants will use dissecting scopes to get up close and personal with insects. Hand lenses will also be provided. Suitable for ages 16 & up.
Wisconsin Bat Wingding: Curious about Wisconsin’s bats? Want to know more about White Nose Syndrome? Join us for the Wisconsin Bat Wingding on Thursday, October 13th! Listen to a presentation by a conservation biologist from the Wisconsin Bat Program, followed by our Bat House Building Workshop!
The Wisconsin Bat Wingding Presentation will start at 2:00 p.m. at the Cook- Albert Fuller Nature Center in Baileys Harbor. The presentation will last an hour and is open to adults and families with children of all ages. Registration for the presentation is SEPARATE from the workshop. The Bat House Building Workshop will start at 3:30 pm at the Cook- Albert Fuller Nature Center. The price for the workshop is based on the number of bat houses you would like to build.
Citizen Science Symposium: Please save the date for our first annual Citizen Science Symposium. As a continuation of our Wisconsin Bat Wingding program, we will provide the opportunity for our Citizen Scientists along with the public to gather in celebration of a successful field season. With a mixture of social time, amusing anecdotes, and a light breakfast, the focus of the symposium is on the great research that our Citizen Scientists are performing. Brief reports from The Ridges Sanctuary, Crossroads at Big Creek, and the Door County Land Trust volunteers will highlight this event. A call for presenters from our various Citizen Science programs will be forthcoming.
Boos & Brews: Join us for our special Halloween edition of Swales & Ales: Boos & Brews! This program will take place on October 26th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm! Think Swales & Ales but Spooky Edition! Explore the Ridges Sanctuary with Ridges Naturalists and discover what plants in and around Door County might be used to create different flavor profiles when brewing beer. After walking the ridges and discussing some nature-inspired brews, we will head over to Sway Brewing to learn about the beer making process. Program fee includes Ridges Pint Glass and Brewery pour. Must be 21 years or older to participate.