Crossroads Activities Bring to Mind Summer

The Friday Film at Crossroads at Big Creek on Feb. 3 was selected for people who miss our summer birds. The Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Our Birds, explores more than 2,000 miles of the journey Wisconsin’s migratory birds make every year, looking at the perils faced by our migratory birds and how people in Wisconsin and Latin America are working to save them.

On Feb. 7, Crossroads will host the Door County Master Gardener lecture “Flora of the Niagara Escarpment.” Door County’s landscape is famous for its scenery and botanical delights. The Niagara Escarpment dominates the peninsula. Botanist Gary Fewless, emeritus curator at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Herbarium, will explain the relationship between this major geological formation and the plants that make this place so special.

Fewless has life-long interests in the wild plants of Wisconsin and their natural communities, and has created illustrated web pages for Wisconsin trees, ferns, wetland plants, invasive plants and others.

Both the lecture and screening are free, open to the public and held at the Collins Learning Center.

When there’s enough snow, Crossroads will continue the Ski for Free program. Free skiing is offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm. Friends of Crossroads lend ski equipment and snowshoes, free of charge, to residents and visitors of Door County. Go to the Crossroads Maintenance Building to be fit for skis and then sent out onto the trails to get in touch with nature. Dress for the weather. When in doubt, check for current conditions and closures.

For trail maps, current trail conditions and cancellations visit The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. just east of the roundabout in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4 pm daily and during scheduled activities.

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