Crossroads at Big Creek’s annual EGGStravaganza celebration of eggs is scheduled for March 31 at 1 pm.
The celebration can actually start March 30 at 2 pm with a screening of Mad City Chickens. This video, filmed in Madison, is about backyard chickens. According to the producers at Tarazod Films, “Viewers will witness Gallus domesticus – the backyard chicken. From healthy eggs to the family’s new favorite pet, the chicken is forging a fresh place in the pecking order of human importance.”
On March 31, view two videos providing an inside look at chicken embryo development. Families will have hands-on opportunities in oology – the science of eggs. Learners will crack, break, throw and even drop eggs out the window from the upper level of the Collins Learning Center. Each family will dissect an unfertilized egg in the lab of the Collins Learning Center before going outside to toss raw eggs.
On April 3 at 7 pm the Door County Master Gardeners will bring Charlotte Lukes to Crossroads to present “Wild Orchids of Door County: A Tribute to Honor Roy Lukes and Spring in Door County.”
In her program, Charlotte will pay tribute to her late husband, Roy, by showing chronological blooming of many species that Roy photographed during a 40-year period. The slides will illustrate that Wisconsin orchids come in many colors and shapes.
These events are free and open to the public. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street, just east of the roundabout in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2-4 pm daily, but will be closed April 1, 2, 7 & 8. Restrooms and trails will be remain open.