Lake Lessons, The Ridges popular summer speaker series, continues June 16 at 7 pm with “The Ecology & Management of Shorebirds.” Presented by Bill Volkert, the program focuses on the impact that long-distance migrations and changes in land use have had on shorebird populations. Volkert worked as a naturalist and wildlife educator for the Wisconsin DNR at Horicon Marsh for 27 years and has traveled widely in search of the world’s birds and the wild places they inhabit. Lake Lessons are held at The Ridges Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Admission is free.
If you’re new to bird watching, consider a mid-morning excursion into the woods, fields and shorelines around Baileys Harbor with seasoned Ridges birders as your guides. Beginners are especially encouraged, but all levels of experience are welcome to join a Not-So-Early Bird Hike on June 18 at 9 am. Bring binoculars. The hike begins at the Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty. Q in Baileys Harbor. Not-So-Early Bird Hikes are free for Ridges members as well as children and students under 18. There is a $5 fee for the general public.
Explore the beautiful early summer landscape of The Ridges 170-acre parcel on Clark Lake with a Logan Creek Hike on June 19 at 2 pm. This area is a spectacular spot for spring and early summer wildflowers. Hikers meet at the Logan Creek trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road. Adult fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children and students under 18 hike free.
For more information, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.