BAILEYS HARBOR, WI (February 2, 2016) – The Ridges welcomes, Corinne Lea, the second artist in their Reflections on the Ridges series, with an opening reception on February 4, from 4-6:30pm. Lea’s mixed media art will be on display throughout the month of February at The Ridges Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy light snacks and warm beverages. Afterwards, attend a casual lecture on "Owls of Door County” led by naturalist Katie Krouse.
The Ridges’ popular Saturday Story Hour continues on February 6 at 11am at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Children will be treated to the story of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson’s charming tale of a mouse and his adventurous walk through the woods. Afterwards kids can get creative with a pine cone craft. Story Hour is free and all ages are welcome.
Explore the beautiful winter landscape of Logan Creek with a naturalist-guided hike on February 7 at 2pm. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along both Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Hikers should meet at the Logan Creek trailhead, 5724 Loritz Road. Wear good hiking boots. Snowshoes are an option if there is adequate snow cover. Adult fees are $5 for Ridges members and $8 for the general public. Children and students under 18 hike free.
Every year the Great Backyard Bird Count relies on volunteers to assist in creating a real-time snapshot of bird populations by counting birds on one or more days of the event. Bird watchers of all ages can participate this year from February 12 – 15. If you’d like to brush up on some bird watching basics first, you can join a Ridges naturalist for the Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop on February 9 at 1pm at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Workshop fees are $10 for Ridges members and $13 for the general public. Admission for children and students under 18 is free.
For more information on these and other programs at The Ridges, visit RidgesSanctuary.org or call 920.839-.2802.