The Door County Festival of Nature is your opportunity to learn more about the wildflowers, geology, birds and insects of our peninsula. During field trips and hands-on programs, guides will walk you through some of the most pristine and unique natural areas in the county. Many of these areas are not typically open to the public and can only be accessed during this special event, taking place from May 23 -25, 2013. Conservation organizations in Door County will share ways in which they are working to preserve our rich natural heritage for the future. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to share your love of the natural world with other conservation-minded participants from all over the Midwest.
Spring is a great time to experience the natural wonder of Door County. Migrating warblers and other songbirds return to the peninsula and shorebirds gather on our lakes and bays. Wildflowers are opening out into the spring sunshine. Come join us!
Highlights of the Door County Festival of Nature
- Canoe & Kayak Trips – Paddle the Peninsula!
- Birding Hotspots
- Wildflower Outings
- Photography Workshops
- NEW! Nature Trivia Night
- NEW! Local Land & Lake Picnic featuring organic and locally sourced foods
- Early morning birdwatching trips to local hotspots for waterfowl, warblers and more
- Geology of the Door Peninsula
- An old-fashioned Barn Dance / Social to wrap up the weekend’s activities
Register for Festival of Nature Events
Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register for the Festival. You get up-to-date information on trips that are fully booked and reserve trips immediately. You can pay by credit card or print your registration form and mail it to The Ridges Sanctuary with payment by check or debit/credit card.
Visit von Stiehl While in Door County
Add one other item to your spring must-see list while on the Peninsula: von Stiehl. While there isn’t much wildlife at the winery, but we do have Ladies of the Vine, our wine club that you automatically become a member of when you purchase one case of wine per year. Come and take a tour of our beautiful facility in the charming waterfront town of Algoma!