The Ridges Sanctuary Presents Annual Door County Festival of Nature

The Ridges Sanctuary has announced that registration is underway for the ninth annual Door County Festival of Nature, taking place May 26 – 28.

The Festival of Nature is a three-day program of guided field trips and presentations, highlighting the natural beauty and diversity of Door County. The festival will begin with a screening of Green Fire, a documentary film on the life and environmental legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold. The program, which is open to the public, will take place Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

Nearly 50 trips are scheduled throughout the festival, including The Ridges Sanctuary, Toft Point, the Mink River Conservancy, Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Preserve, and many other natural areas. Programs will include early morning bird watching trips, wildflower hikes, geology tours, canoe and kayak outings, and photography workshops. Several trips are suitable for families. All trips are led by professional staff of local and state conservation organizations, as well as trained volunteers.

Attendance on field trips is limited and preregistration is required. Online registration is available at To receive a registration brochure by mail or email, call The Ridges Sanctuary at 920.839.2802.