Back to Nature at Crossroads

As bird migration gets underway, the trees start to show green and signs of spring abound at Crossroads at Big Creek, visitors are drawn back to nature, and the upcoming programs will highlight the natural beauty of the area.

Everyone is invited to the Wild Ones of Door County presentation on Saturday, April 17, 10 am, for the slide show “The Best Native Plants for Door County Gardens and Landscapes.” Landscape gardener and nurseryman, Clifford Orsted will present a slide show of the best local and regional native wildflowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, vines shrubs and small trees. He will describe how to select plants from full sun to shade, for woodlands. He also will share the cultural preferences and benefits to wildlife.

On Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, join the naturalist for a hike to Big Creek at 1 pm. Spring is always an exciting time at the creek and any day, the annual sucker run will be underway.

Crossroads at Big Creek will also host the 2010 Door County Sustainability Fair on April 24 from 10 am – 4 pm. A number of special exhibitors and speakers will round out a full day of activities, and Crossroads in collaboration with Sustain Door, Inc. will be selling rain barrels at the fair.

Crossroads is a donor-supported educational center focused on science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center is open daily 2:00-5:00. Again this year, rain barrels will be available for $65. For more information, visit