Ridges Offers Curious Citizen Programs

The Ridges Sanctuary is offering Curious Citizen programs. 

The first, An Afternoon in the Meadow, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1-3:30 pm, to explore fall blooms in the meadow at Appel’s Bluff. Participants will find and identify the flowers in the meadow and finish with a leisurely, two-mile hike through Appel’s Bluff preserve. There could be standing water and mud, so have appropriate hiking footwear. Meet at Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor.

The next program, Is That a Pine or a Spruce?, will be held Friday, Sept. 24, 9:30 am – 12 pm. Participants will head out on a leisurely, two-mile hike to identify conifer species. Hand lenses will be supplied, or take your own, as well as hike-appropriate footwear. Meet at The Cabins at The Ridges, 8288 County Q in Baileys Harbor.

The Flower Form and Function program will be held Friday, Sept. 24, 1-4 pm: an afternoon of studying flower anatomy and learning how flowers function. No experience is necessary. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center.

Curious Citizen programs are limited to 12 participants, and advance registration is required. The fees are $20 for the public, $17 for members and $10 for ages 13-17. Learn more and register at

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