Environmental scientist and botanist Melissa Curran will conduct two programs for The Ridges this month. As part of the organization’s Lake Lessons series, she will present “Protecting Wisconsin’s Native Orchids” at The Ridges on June 11, 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Curran’s program will highlight the components and goals of the unprecedented orchid restoration project currently underway at The Ridges. Admission to Lake Lessons is free. Donations are welcome.
On June 12 from 10 am – 1 pm, Curran will lead an Orchid Propagation Workshop. A brief discussion will be followed by a tour of the outplanting sites and description of propagation techniques. Workshop fees are $30/adult for Ridges members and $40/adult for the general public.
If you’ve read the Harry Potter series, you’ll know that Harry and his classmates spent many hours studying the magical effects of various herbs. Ridges naturalist Shannon Pump thinks they’re pretty magical, too. Learn about the herbs growing at The Ridges at Herbology 101, June 13 at 1 pm. Program fees are $10/adult for Ridges members, $13/adult for the general public and $5 for children under 18.
Looking for areas to see and photograph spring wildflowers? Grab your camera or camera phone, and the naturalist will lead the group to some of the hot spots for blooms at The Ridges. This relaxed Photo Ops Hike takes place on June 15 at 1:30 pm. Hiking fees are $5/adult for Ridges members and $8/adult for the general public.
Unless otherwise noted, programs begin at The Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q in Baileys Harbor. For more information or to register, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.