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The Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary is a State Natural Area in Door County, WI that is renowned for its spectacular diversity of wildflowers, including many threatened species and a wide variety of orchids. It is an area of swells and swales created by the receeding waters of Lake Michigan at the end of the last glaciation. Each swell, which is prominent in the aerial view of the region, represents the former position of the Lake Michigan shoreline. This gallery is in commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of its founding.
(CG3) Beach ridges on Lake Michigan shoreline, The Ridges Sanctuary, Door County,  WI
(CG3) Beach ridges on Lake Michigan shoreline, The Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Dwarf lake iris and gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Dwarf lake iris and gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(MW17) Dwarf lake iris, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(MW17) Dwarf lake iris, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(MW20) Dwarf lake iris and gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(MW20) Dwarf lake iris and gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
Dwarf lake iris and Northern White Cedar leaves, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Dwarf lake iris and Northern White Cedar leaves, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Dwarf lake iris, juniper, and reindeer lichen Ridges Sanctuary, Door County WI
Dwarf lake iris, juniper, and reindeer lichen Ridges Sanctuary, Door County WI
Gaywings and Balsam Fir needles, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Gaywings and Balsam Fir needles, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Gaywings, Ridges Snactuary, Door County, WI
Gaywings, Ridges Snactuary, Door County, WI
(MW18) Gaywings and moss, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(MW18) Gaywings and moss, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
Gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Gaywings, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(O3) Pink lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(O3) Pink lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
Pink lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Pink lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Pink Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Pink Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Tamarack and Yellow Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Tamarack and Yellow Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(MW9) Yellow Lady's-slippers among Horsetail Rushes, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(MW9) Yellow Lady's-slippers among Horsetail Rushes, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slippers, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slippers, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Ladys-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Ladys-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Ladys-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Ladys-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slippers and dewey horsetail rushes, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow Lady's-slippers and dewey horsetail rushes, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow lady's-slippers, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Yellow lady's-slippers, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(O14) Ram's-head orchid, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(O14) Ram's-head orchid, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(O16) Striped Coralroot, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(O16) Striped Coralroot, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
(O17) Spring coralroot, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
(O17) Spring coralroot, Ridges Sanctuary, WI
Clintonia, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Clintonia, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Star flower and foam flower, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Star flower and foam flower, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Bunchberry, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Bunchberry, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Ladys-slipper bud, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Ladys-slipper bud, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Showy Lady's-slipper, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Twinflowers, mushrooms, and lichens, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Twinflowers, mushrooms, and lichens, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Pitcher Plant, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Pitcher Plant, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Great White Trillium, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Great White Trillium, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Columbine, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Columbine, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Nodding Trillium, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Nodding Trillium, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Bottle Gentian, Ridges Santuary, Door County, WI
Bottle Gentian, Ridges Santuary, Door County, WI
Wood Lily, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Wood Lily, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Grass Pink Orchid, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Grass Pink Orchid, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Fringed Gentian, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Fringed Gentian, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Marsh Marigolds, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Marsh Marigolds, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Swale, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Swale, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Swale along Fir Trail, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Swale along Fir Trail, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
High Bush Cranberries, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
High Bush Cranberries, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Northern Red Oak leaf on Northern White Cedar branches, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI
Northern Red Oak leaf on Northern White Cedar branches, Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, WI