Crossroads at Big Creek is starting a Junior Nature Club – on a trial basis – that will meet on Friday mornings, 10 am, at least through September. It will include a fall activity for children ages 3-5, their siblings and their parents. Nature in the garden will be the focus of the first session, Sept. 10.
Three programs will take place Sept. 11, starting with Habitat Healers, 9:30-11 am, when volunteers of all ages are invited to help with land-restoration efforts. Equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Meet at the workshop/nursery that’s just beyond the main-campus parking lot.
At 4 pm on Sept. 11, join the naturalist for a ramble through the Ida Bay Preserve’s fields, forests and gentle trails for about an hour. Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Canal Road and Buffalo Ridge Trail.
Then return at 7:30 pm for a Door Peninsula Astronomical Society viewing night, when society members will help new stargazers to locate celestial objects. Saturn and Jupiter should be visible, and if the clouds cooperate, it’s time to bid farewell to the summer constellations.
Masks are recommended inside the buildings at Crossroads at Big Creek (crossroadsatbigcreek.org), 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.