Experience firsthand what Aldo Leopold described as the “sky dance” on a Woodcock Watch with The Ridges Sanctuary, April 30 at 7 pm. Head out into the field to watch woodcocks engage in this remarkable courtship display. Bring binoculars and a blanket or cushion to sit on. Meet at the Ridges Cabins.
Daily guided hikes resume May 1. Join a Ridges naturalist at 10 am for a relaxing 90-minute walk to see what’s blooming along the trails. Hikes also include access to the Upper Range Light lantern room. Hikes begin at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center. No advance registration is required.
Enjoy the spring landscape of the hardwood forests and open fields of Appel’s Bluff on May 1 at 2 pm. Meet the guide at the Cook-Fuller Center. Wear good hiking boots.
Discovery Bird Hikes are back for the season beginning May 7 at 6:30 am. Join fellow birding enthusiasts for a morning excursion in the woods, fields and waters around Baileys Harbor. Discovery Bird Hikes are also scheduled at 6:30 am on May 14 and 21. Hikes meet at the Ridges Cabins.
For frogs spring means mating season, and males use their unique (and very loud) voices to attract a mate. Join “Who Croaks There?” on May 6 at 7 pm to learn the quacks, trills, peeps and snores of the frog species that live in Door County, and then take a hike to listen to their courtship serenades. Meet at the Ridges Cabins. Advance registration is strongly recommended.
The Cook-Fuller Nature Center is located at 8166 Highway 57 and the Ridges Cabins are located at 8288 County Q, both in Baileys Harbor. Check ridgessanctuary.org for program fees and to register. For more information call 920.839.2802.