Activities Galore at Crossroads at Big Creek

Habitat Healers opportunities will continue Aug. 7, 9:30-11:30 am; and Aug. 10, 6:30-8 pm. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with land-restoration efforts. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Meet at the workshop/nursery.

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will host a viewing night Aug. 7, 7 pm, when society members will offer laser-pointer constellation tours and possibly some telescopes.

Learners of all ages can discover the planets of our solar system Aug. 10, 10-11 am, during a planet walk. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Then that evening at 7 pm, DPAS will meet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, where President Dave Lenius will present “Arecibo Observatory,” with a Zoom option available. 

Wildflowers will be the focus of a hike on Aug. 11, 1 pm, on the Meadow Loop Trail, where learners of all ages can find out how wildflowers have adapted to attract pollinators. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Although songbirds are harder to find this year, The Cove Preserve is a great place to find birds early in the morning. Join the bird hike Aug. 12, 6:30-7:30 am, to look for them. Binoculars will be helpful. Meet at the kayak launch off Utah Street.

Summer explorers who like insects and other invertebrates can learn some effective collecting techniques using sweep nets, beating nets and pooters with naturalist Bobby Deggendorf and intern Megan Hart on Aug. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm. Wear clothing and footwear that can get wet and dirty.

DPAS will host a Perseid meteor viewing Aug. 13, 8:30-10 pm, when members will be on hand to help visitors enjoy the beauty of the night skies.

Take part in these activities in person at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, or learn more online at


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