Crossroad’s Family Programs Highlight Birds and Butterflies

Crossroads at Big Creek’s upcoming family programs will highlight its Heritage Garden and bird and butterfly garden, which are both magnets for colorful, winged visitors. Family programs – free and appropriate for all ages – begin at 10 am. 

Meet at the garden gate on Aug. 6 to visit the 1890s-style Heritage Garden; uncover the fossils beneath your feet in the bird and butterfly garden during the Aug. 7 Rocks and Fossils program; and on Aug. 8, go In Search of Butterflies using a hand lens and collecting net in Crossroads’ fields and gardens.

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society welcomes visitors to its monthly general meeting Aug. 6, 6 pm, when the program will be a video from the Great Courses series, plus updates on the Leif Everson Observatory and planetarium events. Refreshments will be served. Meet in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay.

Crossroads is a donor-supported learning preserve comprising the Big Creek, Ida Bay and The Cove properties. The Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 10 am – 4 pm daily and 1-4 pm on summer weekends. Trails and restrooms are free and open to the public 24/7. 

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