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Brush Up on Backyard Bird Count Basics at The Ridges

The Ridges’ popular Saturday Story Hour continues on Feb. 6 at 11 am at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy. 57 in Baileys Harbor. Children will be treated to the story of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson’s charming tale of a mouse and his adventurous walk through the woods. Afterwards kids can get creative with a pinecone craft. Story Hour is free and all ages are welcome.

Explore the beautiful winter landscape of Logan Creek with a naturalist-guided hike on Feb. 7 at 2 pm. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along both Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Hikers should meet at the Logan Creek trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road. Wear good hiking boots. Snowshoes are an option if there is adequate snow cover. Adult fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children and students under 18 hike free.

Every year the Great Backyard Bird Count relies on volunteers to assist in creating a real-time snapshot of bird populations by counting birds on one or more days of the event. Bird watchers of all ages can participate this year from Feb. 12 – 15. To brush up on bird watching basics, join a Ridges naturalist for the Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop on Feb. 9 at 1 pm at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center. Workshop fees are $10 for Ridges members and $13 for the general public. Admission for children and students under 18 is free.

For more information on these and other programs at The Ridges, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.

 

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