The Junior Nature Club is a new, free, outdoor activity that Crossroads at Big Creek is trying this fall. Children aged 3-6, their siblings and parents are all welcome. The first gathering will be Sept. 17, 10 am.
Crossroads has also added a Little Free Library that’s stocked with nature guides, bird books, tree-identification keys, flower guides and pocket references about ferns, berries and butterflies. This “oversized birdhouse” invites learners of all ages to borrow books while hiking and return them at the end so that others can use them.
Join the Habitat Healers on Sept. 18, 9:30-11:30 am, to help with planting trees at Crossroads. Equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided.
Wild Ones invites the community to an illustrated lecture, “Native Plants Are for the Birds,” on Sept. 19, 4 pm, to help attendees select native plants that will encourage birds to visit your property year-round and nest there during breeding season.
Learn about these programs and more at crossroadsatbigcreek.org. Masks are recommended inside buildings at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.