Crossroads Host Monarch Tagging Program

Courtesy of Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society, Crossroads will host a Monarch Tagging program on Aug. 25 at 1 pm. The activity is part of an international research effort on monarch migration. Monarchs tagged at Crossroads in past years have been recovered in their Mexican wintering area.

Ann Shebesta, the Butterfly Lady of Mishicot, returns with her program for children and adults. After an indoor introduction on the monarch life cycle and instructions for the handling the insects, the search begins.

Participants may bring their home-reared monarchs for tagging. The program will be held rain or shine.

On Aug. 26, the Sunday in The Village program is “Fashions of Yesteryear.” At 2 pm, Ruth Scholz will present a trunk show of period clothing. She will talk about the fabrics, styles, and what fashions reveal about the times.

Free family programs are offered Monday through Thursday, beginning at 1:30 pm. These hands-on programs are open to all ages and pre-registration is not required.

On Aug. 27, families can visit Vignes School in “Schools Days in 1900.” On Aug. 28, join in the search for birds and wildflowers in the preserve meadows in “Birds and Wildflowers.” On Aug. 29, “A Country Store,” shows children what items were for sale in 1900.

Crossroads at Big Creek and The Historical Village are open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, and located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit