Lake Lessons and Workshops

The Ridges Sanctuary concludes its summer speaker series with a Lake Lessons program by Nick Legler, fisheries biologist with the Wisconsin DNR. Legler will present “Chinook Salmon in the Great Lakes” on Aug. 21 at 7 pm in the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

Legler’s presentation will focus on the history of the Chinook and Steelhead/Rainbow trout management in the Great Lakes, as well as adaptations to recent ecosystem changes. Admission to Lake Lessons is free. Donations are welcome.

Kirsten Christianson’s is offering a second Monarch Butterfly Paper Project workshop on Aug. 22 at 2:30 pm at the Woodwalk Gallery. Christianson’s workshop is a collaboration with The Ridges to celebrate the Monarch butterfly and welcome it back to Door County. Participants will learn to cast, mold and shape handmade paper and create Monarch-themed designs. This work will be exhibited at The Ridges on Aug. 20 and 30 when naturalist Brian Forest will conduct a Monarch Tagging workshop. Program fees for The Monarch Butterfly Paper Project are $30 for Ridges members and $40 for the general public. Space for this program is limited and advance registration is required. The Woodwalk Gallery is located at 6746 County G in Egg Harbor.

Botanist Gary Fewless will lead a field course on Asteraceae Identification on Aug. 22 from 10 am – 1 pm at The Ridges Sanctuary. Fewless retired this year as Herbarium Curator at UW-Green Bay. In May, the University named its herbarium the Gary A. Fewless Herbarium in recognition of Fewless’s 33-year career and dedication to the herbarium and the plants and natural areas of Northeastern Wisconsin. Meet at The Ridges Marshall Cabin, 8288 County Hwy Q in Baileys Harbor. Program fees for the Asteraceae Identification workshop are $30 for Ridges members and $40 for the general public. For more information or to register, call 920.839.2802 or visit