Door County Groups Join the State in Celebrating Aldo Leopold

Each year, on the first weekend in March,  people throughout the state gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Wisconsin’s premier conservationist, Aldo Leopold, with a marathon reading of essays from A Sand County Almanac.

On the peninsula, a collaboration  of Write On Door County, The Clearing, The Ridges Sanctuary, Door County Land Trust and Crossroads, will hold a progressive reading March 3. The final session of the Aldo Leopold Day festivities will be held in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads from 7 to 8:30 pm. Friends of Crossroads will provide refreshments. The evening will end with music by Jeanne Kuhns.

In keeping with Leopold’s land ethic philosophy, on March 4, 2 pm, Crossroads will screen the Wisconsin Public Television documentary Emma Toft –At One with Nature. This video tells of one of Door County’s environmental pioneers and her willingness to fight for and protect the land she loved. This film is free and open to the public.

The Wild Ones lecture “Birdscaping with Native Plants” is scheduled for March 5, 7 pm. Speaker Karen Newbern will explain how people can convert their property into habitat for birds by planting native plants that support the food web. This program is free and open to the public.

On March 6, 7 pm, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society encourages visitors to attend their March meeting. The Learning the Night Sky program is “Using a Planisphere, Taurus, Andromeda,” and the main program is “Time and Relative Dimensions in Space – The Future of Time Travel.” The meeting is held in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center at 2200 Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay.

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported preserve offering programs for learners of all ages, conducting research, and maintaining three preserves. All are open and free to use. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street, is open 2-4 pm daily and during scheduled activities.

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