Spend part of Global Big Day – May 8 – at Crossroads at Big Creek (crossroadsatbigcreek.org), 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
Start with a 7 am bird hike at Ida Bay Preserve to look for birds of all kinds. Participants should take binoculars if they have them and meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Canal Road and Buffalo Ridge Trail.
From 9:30 am to 11:30 am, join the Habitat Healers to participate in invasive-species mitigation, help pot shrubs or plant 200 trees as a part of the county’s Big Plant. Instructions, equipment and gloves will be provided. Dress to get dirty! Refreshments and fellowship will follow the work. Habitat Healers will meet again May 11, 4:30-6:30 pm, to continue this work.
At 4 pm, join the bird hike at The Cove Preserve to document the birds that are in the water and wetlands. Meet at the parking-lot kiosk of the Cove Preserve, just off Utah Street. Dress for muddy trails.
At 6:30 pm, take an evening bird hike at the Big Creek Preserve. Some birds become more active at that time.
The day will wrap up at 9 pm with Big Scope Night, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society’s monthly viewing night. Society members will be outside using green laser pointers to help visitors locate constellations. Weather permitting, the observatory dome will be open, and the big telescope will be aimed at deep-sky objects.