Folklore occupies an important place in human history and has many times formed the cornerstone of modern ideals. Common to most folklore is the notion that a particular plant or animal is a manifestation of the sacred and possesses powers to heal or control natural phenomena.
Join Ridges Sanctuary naturalist Shannon Pump on Dec. 18 at 6 pm for “Introduction to Plant & Animal Folklore” to explore the role of plants and animals in the folklore of different cultures and to learn how it applies today. The program will be held in The Ridges Marshall Cabin, 8288 Cty. Q in Baileys Harbor. Program fees are $10 for members, $13 for the general public, and $5 for children under 18.
Although the orchids and other stars of spring and summer are distant memories, there is still plenty to see and to learn on the trails. Visitors can explore the Sanctuary at a quieter time with a naturalist-guided hike on Dec. 20 at 1 pm. The hike departs from The Ridges Marshall Cabin, 8288 Cty. Q in Baileys Harbor. Fees are $5 for members, $8 for the general public. Children under 18 hike free. For more information visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.