The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Hosts Various Programs

The Ridges Sanctuary is celebrating spring with a variety of programs for all ages.

Families are welcome to learn about the frogs’ watery lifestyle, and learn to identify some of their songs, during a Frog Walk on Friday, May 13. The walk will start at 6 pm at the Ridges’ Marshall Cabin, located at 8288 Hwy Q in Baileys Harbor. The cost is $10 per family and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Northern Door Y at 920.868.3660 or The Ridges at 920.839.2802.

Saturday, May 14, The Ridges with begin their regular schedule of bird hikes. The “Discovery Bird Hike,” which will also take place May 21 and every Saturday in June and July, will begin at 6:30 am. The “Not So Early Bird Hikes,” which will also take place June 11 and July 9, will begin at 9 am.

The “Early Birders Club,” a new program for kids and their parents, will meet on Saturday, May 14 at 10 am at Sevastopol School in Institute. Held at different locations throughout Door County, each monthly meeting will include birding activities, crafts, bird watching hikes, special guests and more. There is a $15 family membership fee, which includes a copy of Wild About Wisconsin Birds and a Door County bird checklist.

The Ridges Sanctuary is located at 8288 Highway Q in Baileys Harbor. For more information call 920.839.2802 or visit