Ridges Hosts Nature Events

The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor is holding a number of events in early May.

On May 6, 11 am – 12 pm, learn about Wisconsin’s reptiles and amphibians during an exciting and educational presentation by the Madison Area Herpetological Society. The presentation will cover many of the commonly encountered reptile and amphibian species, as well as Wisconsin’s two venomous snakes, and those of greatest interest. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for a Q&A and a show and tell with some amazing critters. The cost is $10 members, $13 public and $5 kids. The presentation will be at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center.

On May 6, 7 – 8:30 pm, “Who Croaks There?” is a short presentation and hike to listen for the quacks, trills, peeps and snores of the frog species that live in Door County. This is suitable for ages five and above. The cost is $10 members, $13 public and $5 kids. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center.

Join fellow birding enthusiasts at the Discovery Bird Hikes for a morning excursion into the woods, fields and shoreline around Baileys Harbor. They will be held at 6:30 am on May 6, 13 & 20. All members collaborate to identify the birds. Both beginners and experienced birders are welcome. Bring binoculars if desired. Hikes are free for members and $5 for the public. Meet at the Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty Q, in Baileys Harbor.

On May 7 at 2 pm, go on a guided hike at Appel’s Bluff. Join a naturalist to explore this varied landscape featuring ledges, a hardwood forest and open fields. It’s moderate to easy hiking. Wear appropriate footwear. The cost is $5 members, $8 public and free for kids. Meet at the Cook-Fuller Center.

For more information, visit or call 920.839.2802.


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