The Ridges Offers Bird Programs

The Ridges Sanctuary continues to offer bird hikes and many other programs in July. Join fellow birding enthusiasts for a Discovery Bird Hike on July 2 at 6:30 am. This early morning excursion into the woods, fields and waters around Baileys Harbor is appropriate for both beginning and experienced birders. Bring binoculars or use those provided by The Ridges. Hikers meet at The Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty Q in Baileys Harbor. These hikes are free for Ridges members, and $5 for the general public. Additional Discovery Bird Hikes are scheduled at 6:30 am on July 9, 16, 23 & 30.

Let a Ridges naturalist guide you through Appel’s Bluff on July 3 at 2 pm. This easy hike is a great way to experience the ledges, hardwood forest and open fields of this diverse landscape. Meet at The Ridges Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Adult fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children and students under 18 hike free.

On July 7 at 7 pm, attend a Lake Lessons program on the impact of the Migratory Bird Treaty on Wisconsin’s conservation efforts in the 20th century. Kim Grveles, Avian Ecologist and Coordinator of the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, will present “From Market Hunting to Migratory Bird Preserves: A Century of Wisconsin Migratory Bird Conservation Efforts.” Grveles will also discuss current day initiatives to address threats faced by migratory birds as they journey through the Great Lakes. Lake Lessons programs meet at The Ridges Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57, in Baileys Harbor. Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 920.839.2802.

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