A Hoot of A Time at Ridges Owl-O-Rama

The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will host its sixth annual Owl-O-Rama, a weekend of owl-focused programming, March 4-5.

The weekend will kick off March 4, 5:30 pm, at The Ridges Sanctuary’s Nature Center, ​​8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor, with a short presentation about some of the owl species found in Door County. Afterward, participants will drive over to The Ridge’s Logan Creek property and head out to the trails to see whether they can hear owls calling to one another. The program and hike are $13 for the public, $10 for members and $5 for kids.

The fun will continue March 5 with an Owl Nest Box workshop, 12:30-1:30 pm, when participants will build eastern screech owl nest boxes to hang in their yard. A Ridges staff member will provide all the materials. The workshop is $35 for members and $40 for the public.

Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on site March 5, 1-3 pm, for a meet-and-greet with some of its resident birds. Staff will be set up around the nature center to discuss each bird and answer questions.

“We are really excited to hold Owl-O-Rama every year because it’s an opportunity for people to get up close and personal with an animal that is otherwise hard to spot,” said Anna Foster, the Owl-O-Rama coordinator. “We hope that through Owl-O-Rama, people are able to learn more about owls and appreciate their beauty.”

The hike and nest box workshop have limited space and require registration in advance. To register, visit or call 920.839.2802.

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