Botanist Gary Fewless will lead an Asters & Goldenrods Field Trip on Sept. 12 at 9 am. The Asteraceae family represents the second largest family of flowering plants in the world, present everywhere from polar regions to the tropics and colonizing equally well in highly disturbed and ecologically rich habitats. Fewless will lead hikers to blooming hotspots along the Sanctuary trails to identify these late summer beauties. Field trip fees are $30 for Ridges members and $40 for the general public. Meet at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57.
Looking for a fun-filled fall evening with the girls? Head to The Ridges for Ladies Craft Night, Sept. 19 at 5 pm, and get crafty with objects that are easy to find in nature. Meet at The Ridges Cabins, 8288 County Q. The program fee is $15. RSVP by Sept. 17.
Enjoy a different kind of hiking experience at Logan Creek on Sept. 20 at 2 pm. Explore this 170-acre parcel Lake with a Ridges naturalist to see a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children under 18 hike free. Meet at the Logan Creek Trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road. For more information or to register, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.