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Ridges to Host 'Festival of Nature' Memorial Day Weekend

The Ridges Sanctuary will celebrate the natural beauty of the Door Peninsula during its 21st annual Festival of Nature to be held Memorial Day weekend. The robust schedule that includes 66 classes and experiences begins Friday, May 26th at 6 am with 'Early Birds at Shivering Sands', a hike intended to catch "the birds as they sing their morning chorus".

"As Wisconsin's first land trust, the Ridges Sanctuary was a pioneer for land protection, education, and scientific activities. For 86 years, individuals, communities, botanists, landscape architects, teachers, lawyers, naturalists, and more have come together and nurtured an organization that leads in environmental protection."

The purpose of the Festival of Nature is "to cooperatively celebrate and promote the protection of Door County's natural landscapes and all its components. This is done through a variety of indoor and outdoor education sessions on wildflowers, birds, and the important land and resource conservation efforts taking place in Door County."

The 3-day event will include a Festival Dinner with keynote presentation at 4:30 pm Friday, an art

exhibit and reception, special presentations, and a 20-year Vision Open House on Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm. It is supported by many local 'Community Partner' organizations and businesses.

Registration for the field trips, classes and activities opens Monday, March at 10 am. Each allows a maximum number of participants, so online registration is recommended HERE. See you there!


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