Roy Lukes Presents Slideshow at UUF

A field of flowers in June.

Roy and Charlotte Lukes, Door County naturalists and photographers, will present “Seasons of Door County” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) on Aug. 31 at 7 pm. The program features a slideshow with aerial photos of the northern part of the county and colorful nature subjects.

Lukes has been photographing the natural world since the mid-1950s. His love of nature is illustrated in his weekly column, “Door to Nature,” in the Peninsula Pulse, his feature stories in Door County Living magazine, and in the many slide programs he has presented over the last 53 years.

Lukes has written five books. Three are out of print but Toft Point, a Legacy of People and Pines and Tales of the Wild, a Year with Nature are available in local shops.

His wife Charlotte shares his love and respect of nature. She is an expert on fungi identification and organizes various birding projects in the county.

Also at the UUF is a screening of the documentary T-Shirt Travels on Sept. 5 at 7 pm. This 2004 film debuted on PBS’s Independent Lens, and exposes the dark side of international aid.

Kathleen Smythe, a professor of African history at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

The screening and discussion are free and open to the public. Admission to “Seasons of Door County” is $10. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.