Bird Count, Luminary Hike at Crossroads

Stop by the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek on Dec. 16, 10 am – 4 pm, for a tutorial on how to use the free eBird app to record bird sightings. 

This training is in preparation for the Christmas Bird Count set for Dec. 17, when self-guided hikes will be held all day and on different loops, with maps and checklists available. Stop in the Collins Learning Center for hot chocolate, and report your results after each loop is completed.

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) is continuing its lecture series Dec. 17, 1-4 pm, when Tom Minahan will explore the quantum nature of our universe through the theories and experiments that help to describe it. The lecture will be held at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay, or via Zoom.

DPAS will also host a viewing night Dec. 17, 5-11:30 pm. If the sky is clear, members will be out in the Star Garden, and the observatory will be open. If the sky is overcast, programs will be offered in the planetarium. 

The Door County Beekeepers Club is hosting a Bee Social holiday potluck Dec. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm. Take a dish to pass; enjoy the company of fellow beekeepers; and learn how to make bee candy to support winter colonies.

Usher in the longest night of the year during Crossroads’ winter solstice luminary hike Dec. 21, 4:30-6 pm. Walk in the enchanting glow of luminaries, and if it’s clear, continue up the hill to the observatory to celebrate the solstice with DPAS members. There will be campfires and hot chocolate in front of the Collins Learning Center.

Learn more about Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, at

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