The Ridges Sanctuary invites everyone to enjoy a different kind of hiking experience at Logan Creek on Sept. 6 at 2 pm. Explore this 170-acre parcel 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.
Join a naturalist on Sept. 10 at 10 am to explore the newest addition to The Ridges’ campus. This recently acquired property forms the northern boundary of The Ridges and features ledges, a hardwood forest, open fields and many opportunities to see birds and blooms in a variety of habitats. Fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children under 18 hike free.
Learn about The Breeding Bird Atlas II at a workshop on Sept. 5 at 10 am. Launched earlier this year, the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II is the most comprehensive bird survey in the state’s history. The project, which runs through the end of 2019, will enlist thousands of citizen scientists and help shape bird conservation efforts for the next generation by documenting breeding bird numbers and diversity throughout the state. Program fees are $10 for Ridges members, $13 for the general public and $5 for children under 18.
Botanist Gary Fewless will lead an Asters & Goldenrods Field Trip on Sept. 12 at 9 am. Fewless will lead hikers to blooming hotspots along the Sanctuary trails to identify these late summer beauties. Fees are $30 for Ridges members and $40 for the general public.
Unless otherwise noted, programs meet at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. To register, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839.2802.