By Tim Kowols
The greatest minds in botany research will come to Baileys Harbor next month to the Orchid Symposium being held at The Ridges Sanctuary. Researchers from the Smithsonian, Illinois College, University of Minnesota, and UW-Green Bay will discuss their findings in helping restore the orchid to the natural landscape. The Smithsonian has recognized The Ridges Sanctuary as an expert when it comes to the Ram’s Head Lady’s Slipper orchid, one of the 25 different species located on the property. Land manager Matt Peter says many of the species they have found have never been researched before.
The Orchid Symposium at The Ridges Sanctuary begins at 8:30 a.m. on September 14. You can find registration details, including the September 7 deadline, online with this story.
The Ridges will host an Orchid Symposium at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center on Friday, September 14th from 8:30 – 4:00. This full-day event will feature presentations by leading experts in the field, including The Smithsonian, Illinois College, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Following the presentations will be an orchid focused guided hike through The Ridges Sanctuary. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Register by calling The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or online at ridgessanctuary.org. Registration deadline is Friday, September 7th. Limited space available.
$60 per person.