Door County Festival of Nature Registration Opens April 1

Nature enthusiasts, mark your calendars for a celebratory weekend of adventure, exploration and education! The 11th Annual Door County Festival of Nature returns Memorial Day weekend, May 24 & 25, with hikes, workshops and presentations focusing on Door County’s rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture. Registration for the two-day event opens April 1st.

Program highlights include wildflower hikes, birding field trips, canoe and kayak outings, photography workshops and the first Festival Nature Trivia Challenge. Also new for this year is a Land and Lake Picnic featuring organic and locally-sourced foods on May 24. On the menu are little burgers made with Waseda Farms grass-fed beef, Lake Michigan whitefish finger sandwiches, asparagus and mushroom bread pudding, spring greens and radish salad and rhubarb crisp. Seating for the picnic is limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

Craig Thompson will present the keynote presentation, “Knee Deep in Monkeys – Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds.” Thompson, a Wisconsin DNR land manager and a specialist in endangered resource protection, will take Festival participants to Costa Rica’s rugged Osa Peninsula to learn about a dynamic partnership forged to protect migratory birds.

For a complete schedule of events, visit For more information 920.839.2802 or email [email protected].