Paul Burton Leads Dragonfly Workshop at The Ridges

Learn more about the species that make their home in The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor on July 12, 9 – 11:30 am when Paul Burton conducts a half-day workshop, Dragonflies in the Field. After a brief orientation, participants will spend the morning outdoors, capturing and identifying different species – possibly the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly. This is a great family activity with lots of photo opportunities. Participants should meet at The Ridges Marshall Cabin, 8288 County Q, in Baileys Harbor. The cost is $10/adult and $15/family.

Get a glimpse at the lives of some other fascinating insects at The Ridges Lake Lessons program on July 18. Max Martin, project assistant at the Peninsula Agricultural Research Station, will present Honeybees and Native Pollinators at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Martin will share insights into the fascinating world of bees and the diverse group of insects and other native pollinators. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The Ridges has just added a new series of No Family Left Inside programs suitable for children of all ages. On July 15, 10:30 am – 12 pm, kids will get a close look at bugs in “Insect-igations.” This program repeats on Aug. 12. Other programs are: Boreal Forest Quest, July 22 at 10:30 am; Monday Moon Walk, July 22 at 7:30 pm; Bees and Other Pollinators, July 29, 10:30 am; and Tracks & Traces, Aug. 5 at 10:30 am.

Programs are $10/family. No advance registration is required. All programs begin at The Ridges Marshall Cabin. For more information, call 920.839.2802 or visit