Learn about Conifers of The Ridges during Hike

Have you ever wondered why some trees have leaves while others have needles? Learn more about coniferous, or cone-bearing, trees at Conifers of The Ridges at 10 am on Oct. 24.

During a brief classroom introduction, a Ridges naturalist will explain the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees and why conifers thrive in the habitat created by The Ridges unique geology. The program will also feature instruction on tree identification before taking a hike through the Sanctuary’s diverse array of tree species. Some trees have both deciduous and coniferous characteristics, and The Ridges has examples of those, too.

Conifers of The Ridges will be held at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Program fees are $10 for Ridges members, $13 for the general public and $5 for children under 18. For more information or to register, visit or call 920.839.2802.

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