The Door County Early Birders Club will hold its first meeting at The Ridges Sanctuary on Saturday, April 9 at 10 am. The club will meet monthly and have a focus on families with kids ages 6 to 11; younger ages are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Participants will learn about the many birds in the Door County area through birding activities, crafts, bird hikes, special guests (both human and avian), and more. Binoculars will be available for club members’ use. Other meetings will be at various locations in northern and southern Door County. There is a one-time $15 membership fee per family. Each family will receive a Wild About Wisconsin Birds book.
The event, supported in part by the Raibrook Foundation, will take place at the Marshall Cabin located at 8288 Highway Q, Baileys Harbor.
The Ridges will also host “Signs of Spring: Birds, Bugs, & Buds,” on April 16 at 10 am. The cost is $10 per family (1 or 2 adults and their children under 18). Pre-registration is required. Call the Northern Door Y at 920.868.3660 or The Ridges at 920.839.2802. This program is supported in part by the Door County Community Foundation Green Fund.
The event is one in a series of “No Family Left Inside” programs offered by the Northern Door Y, the McArdle Library and The Ridges Sanctuary that are designed to get families outdoors exploring nature together. The next program will be a “Frog Walk” on May 13.
For more information call The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or visit http://www.RidgesSanctuary.org.