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Tuesday, May 17: The Orchid Conservation Project at Ridges Sanctuary - Saving a Rare Orchid Community

Location: Riveredge Nature Center from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Since 2012 Stantec has been leading a research initiative to develop procedures and methodology for successfully reintroducing several rare terrestrial orchid species at The Ridges. The 1,050 acre sanctuary is a State Natural Area in the Door County eco region of northeastern Wisconsin. Stantec's orchid expert, Melissa Curran, will share what she has learned about the unique biological requirements of several rare orchid species by implementing trial outplantings & monitoring the success of these introuduced populations.


Tuesday, May 24: Bring Back the Pollinators

Location: Lac Lawrann Conservancy from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Native pollinators are essential for ecosystem integrity as well as worldwide food production. They're facing serious declines with some being on the brink of extinction. Whether you are a gardener, farmer, or naturalist, plant and insect ecologist, Carrie Caselton Lowe, will have some tips you can use to help support pollinators be enhancing their habitat around your home and community.

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