Door County Festival of Nature

Door County’s unique natural features – its wild plants, birds, and landscapes – are the focus of the seventh annual Door County Festival of Nature this weekend. The Festival begins with a special keynote presentation at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall tonight at 7:30 pm. Brian Forest, Conservationist with the Door County Soil and Water Department, will present “Everyone Lives Downstream from Someone Else.”

The program is free for Festival of Nature participants, donations are requested for those not registered for the Festival.

On Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, Festival participants will travel to some of the most beautiful and unique natural areas in Door County, including nine “Wetland Gems” sites. Over 50 field trips are offered this year, including The Ridges Sanctuary, Toft Point, Moonlight Bay, the Mink River Conservancy, and many other natural areas. Also included on the schedule are birdwatching hikes and canoeing trips on the Ahnapee River, Geisel Creek and Logan Creek.

Openings remain for many Festival trips. Registration for field trips will take place at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Thursday between 5 and 7:30 pm; Friday from 8 am – 1:30 pm and 4 – 7 pm; and Saturday from 8 – 9 am. For more information call 920.839.2082.