Sun, May 28|
57. The HOBOs of The Ridges Sanctuary
Join Ridges Director of Research Tony Kiszonas for an overview of orchid research at The Ridges Sanctuary, including a visit to research plots, explanation of the HOBOs and data collected, and more.
Time & Location
May 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Door County, 8166 WI-57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, USA
About the event
As you are enjoying a leisurely stroll along Hidden Brook boardwalk, you will observe many wonderful aspects of the natural world; white cedars, red squirrels, Labrador tea, and goofy looking white “trees” held together with black duct tape. These are the HOBOs of The Ridges! An explanation of these critters will be provided and the role that electronic monitors play in the overall Orchid Restoration program. An overview of orchid research at The Ridges Sanctuary will include a visit to research plots, explanation of the HOBOs and data collected, the goals and components of a restoration process, and a trip to the lab in an attempt to germinate orchid seeds. This experience will include a short hike down the boardwalk, brief slide presentation, and roll-up-the sleeves lab work. Suitable for ages 16 and up.