The next week will be busy at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
The Junior Nature Club – a group for preschool students and their siblings and guardians – will meet Nov. 5, 10 am, to look for mushrooms. Gatherings usually involve a short hike, so bundle up.
The Door County Seed Library and Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula will collaborate on a wildflower seed-collecting workshop Nov. 6, 11 am – 12:30 pm. Don Gustafson will discuss collecting and saving wildflower seeds and winter sowing; then participants will take paper bags into the meadow to collect pollinator-friendly native seeds. Some pre-collected seeds may also be available. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
At 2 pm on Nov. 6, Crossroads will present Saturday Science, a family-friendly program open to all ages. After a hands-on activity in the Collins Learning Center, participants will go outside to hunt for and identify fossils using a free fossil-identification pamphlet.
Lastly, at 6 pm on Nov. 6, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will host a viewing night. If the clouds cooperate, it should be a perfect night for studying the night sky, but dress warmly. In the event of poor viewing conditions, society members will present an indoor program. Meet at the Astronomy Campus.
Make plans for next week as well. Try an early-morning bird hike Nov. 12, 7:30 am, to see which migrating birds are taking advantage of the Big Creek Estuary and The Cove’s wetlands nearby. Meet at the parking lot of The Cove, 817 S. 20th Place.
Then return at 7 pm on Nov. 12 to the Stonecipher Astronomy Center for a Door Peninsula Astronomical Society meeting and Dr. Filar’s lecture, “Space Physiology and Vision.”
On Nov. 13, 2 pm, Crossroads will be screening Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County in the Collins Learning Center’s lecture hall. This video, produced by Wisconsin Public Television, explores Door County’s history and the people who helped to shape it.
Learn more about these programs and others at crossroadsatbigcreek.org. Masks are recommended inside buildings.