The Ridges Sanctuary

Preservation, Education, and Research

Festival of Nature 2020

Thursday – Sunday May 21-24, 2020

Registration Opens Monday, March 16th at 10:00AM

Registration Instructions

Friday, May 22nd Morning          

1. Early Birds at Shivering Sands Preserve  

2. Plum and Pilot Island Tour

3. Horseshoe Bay Farms Tour – NEW  

4. Segway Ridges Road 

5. Guided Kayak on Kangaroo Lake – NEW                                   

6. Fossil Excursion         

7. Kangaroo Lake Area Bird Diversity – NEW           

8. Spring Mixed Hardwoods Exploration – NEW       

9. With Love from Nature @ The Ridges – NEW 

10. Cozy up to Conifers        

11. Kayak Nature, Discovery Tour of North Bay     

12. Explore the Mink River Preserve with The Nature Conservancy

13. Explore the Miller Conservation Easement 

14. Explore Open Door Bird Sanctuary

15. Clark Lake Pontoon 

16. Lakeside Coastal Tour 

Friday, May 22nd Afternoon       

17. Segway Cave Point

18. Explore Open Door Bird Sanctuary

19. State Natural Area Sampler – NEW

20. Fossil Excursion  

21. Experience the Brey Cycle Demo Farm

22. Waterbirds of the Baileys Harbor Area – NEW

23. Explore Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve 

24. The Plants of the Niagara Escarpment – NEW

25. Natural Soundscapes and the Spirit of Place – NEW

26. Restoration and Hydrology at Oak Road Preserve – NEW

27. Ellison Bay Bluff Exploration

28. Flower Form and Function

29. Wildness Within – NEW

30. Clark Lake Pontoon Tour 

Friday, May 22nd Evening                          

Festival Dinner               Cost: $35        Limit: 170

Beverage Service                                                                          4:30PM               

Dinner Seating                                                                              5:00PM               

Keynote Presentation                                                                  6:30PM               

Saturday, May 23rd Morning      

31. Early Birds at Shivering Sands Preserve

32. Baileys Harbor Bird City Tour

33. Birding & Walking Door County’s Natural Areas FULL DAY

34. Mud Lake Paddle

35. Plum and Pilot Island Tour

36. Waseda Farms Exploratory Wagon Ride

37. With Love from Nature @ Erskine Woods Nature Preserve – NEW

38. Old Growth Forest – NEW

39. Mushroom Hunting

40. Explore Solitude Natural Area

41. Ramsar Wetlands of the Door Peninsula

42. Wildflower Exploration – NEW

43. Europe Lake Exploration

44. Major Myths and Misconceptions about Evolution – NEW

45. Lakeside Coastal Tour

46. Wilderness Survival 101 – Middle School Adventure Program NEW

Saturday, May 23rd Afternoon

47. Explore The Ridges Sanctuary

48. Explore the Mink River Estuary

49. Traditional Uses of Plants by Indigenous People

50. Lighthouse Bike Tour

51. Terrestrial Invertebrates of The Ridges Sanctuary

52. The Evolution of Colors in Nature

53. Ramsar Wetlands of the Door Peninsula

54. Explore Toft Point

55. Get to Know Wisconsin Sedges

56. Clark Lake Pontoon Tour                                                

Saturday, May 23rd Evening       

57. Nature at Night – NEW

Sunday, May 24th Morning                        

Coffee Clutch with John Bates and Mary Burns      8:00-9:30AM      FREE

Wonder of Weaving with Mary Burns                      9:30AM               FREE    

58. The Birdy Bus

59. Yoga and Meditation at Toft Point

60. Waseda Farms Exploratory Wagon Ride

61. Segway Ridges Road 

62. Introduction to Plants of The Ridges Sanctuary

63. Clark Lake Bike Tour

64. Lakeside Coastal Tour

Sold Out status will be indicated on the registration page. This page will be updated daily.

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