Crafting with Mushrooms, Natural Illustration Classes Offered at The Ridges

The weekend of Sept. 16 – 18 is packed full of events at The Ridges in Baileys Harbor.

On Sept. 16, 4 – 7 pm, create beautiful mushroom etchings among a variety of other mushroom crafts during “Wild Crafting with Mushrooms” with Shannon Pump. The fee is $25 for members, $30 public, and $5 for kids. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center.

On Sept. 17, 10 am – 4 pm, come learn what you need to know to safely and properly forage for fall mushrooms. With the help of mushroom expert Shannon Pump, learn how to identify and locate the safe six fall mushrooms. Walk away with tips and tricks for foraging your very own collection as well as what to look out for when it comes to poisonous species. This program is free and held at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center.

On Sept. 17, 10 am – 12 pm, take the Edible Mushroom Cultivation Class with instructor Steve Shapson at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center. Learn all of the necessary information so you can cultivate your own edible mushrooms and maintain a sustainable mushroom farm right in your yard or garden. The fees are $25 members and $30 public.

The Ridges’ Natural Science Illustration Program series continues with “Drawing Insects” on Sept. 17 & 18, 9 am – 4 pm. Learn to draw insects with Karen Johnson by studying their anatomy from specimens and observing them in real life. Keep your observations in a sketchbook and learn to really see the world around you. Students can sign up for one day or both. Day 1 focuses on butterflies and beetles; and day 2 is about bees and dragonflies. These programs are held at Kaye Cabin. Fees are: one day – $65 members, $80 public; two days – $130 members, $160 public.

Join a Ridges naturalist on Sept. 18 at 2 pm for a guided hike through the beautiful landscape of Logan Creek. Wear good hiking boots and meet at the Logan Creek trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road. Fees are $5 members, $8 public, and free for those under 18.

For more information on any of these programs, visit or call 920.839.2802.

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