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2017 Annual Meeting of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin


Here is a sure-fire antidote for "nature deficit disorder." 

Come join us at the 2017 annual meeting of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin (BCW) in picturesque Door County at The Ridges
Sanctuary on Saturday, July 15

You and your family and friends are cordially invited to attend a memorable experience learning about Wisconsin's oldest protected natural area.  The Ridges Sanctuary is owned by the private non-profit conservation organization, The Ridges Sanctuary, Inc., and was designated a State Natural Area in 1953.

Ridges aerialFeaturing numerous unique and diverse habitats, The Ridges is recognized as a National Natural Landmark, supporting one of the most concentrated areas of rare plants within the Upper Midwest.  Patrick Robinson, UW-Green Bay and UW-Extension, will provide an update on the status of restoring the vegetation cover in lower Green Bay at 10:00am.

Named for the crescent-shaped sandy ridges and swales formed by post-glacial fluctuating Lake Michigan lake levels, The Ridges is home to the federally-threatened dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris) and federally-endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana).  Twenty-five species of orchid are documented here.  Be certain to pack your camera.  Brian Forest from The Ridges Sanctuary will discuss the ongoing orchid restoration efforts at 10:50am.

Following a catered lunch, at 1:00pm a tour of The Ridges Sanctuary will be led by Brian Forest.

The annual meeting convenes on the grounds of The Ridges Sanctuary.  Numerous trails and boardwalks are available for visitors to access the natural areas.  For Door county camping information click here or on the link below.

http://www.doorcounty.com/stay/campground/




Annual Meeting Schedule


10:00 Restoring the Vegetation of Lower Green Bay by Patrick Robinson, UW-Green Bay and UW-Extension


10:50 Orchid Restoration at The Ridges by Brian Forest, The Ridges Sanctuary


11:35 Speaker Q&A


12:00 Local catered lunch, election of BCW officers


1:00 Tour of The Ridges led by Brian Forest, The Ridges Sanctuary


3:00  Adjourn



8166 Highway 57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202



Registration

To register for the BCW annual meeting program and lunch, please click here to open, print and fill out the registration form (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxib3RhbmljYWxjbHVib2Z3aXNjb25zaW58Z3g6NDFkMGI1NGZjMTdkYjYwYw). 

Mail the completed form along with payment to:  Chris Tyrrell, BCW Treasurer, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233. 

Checks are payable to:  Botanical Club of Wisconsin

PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 1ST



2017 BCW Annual Meeting Flyer


To download, print, and distribute a flyer for the
2017 BCW annual meeting, click here or on the flyer thumbnail (right).





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Who We Are

The Botanical Club of Wisconsin, the state's only organization dedicated to the study of our native flora, was founded in 1968 by John Thomson as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The BCW serves the interests of amateur and professional botanists toward the common goal of learning more about our state's plant biodiversity.