Eager to hike? There are plenty of options at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
Join the Habitat Creek Trail hike for about an hour on June 18, 1 pm. The water is low this summer, so hikers on this 1.3-mile loop will be able to see some of the geological features of Big Creek and the forest that surrounds it.
Or, join the naturalist for a gentle walk through the fields and mixed hardwood forest of the Ida Bay Preserve on June 20, 4:30 pm, for about an hour. Meet at the parking lot at 1195 Canal Road (and Buffalo Ridge Trail).
A June 22, 10:30 am, hike will take participants along the Habitat Meadow Trail. The newly resurfaced half-mile loop trail offers a gentle walk through a meadow and skirts a forest edge for about 45 minutes. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
Hike the Habitat Field Trail – 1.4-mile trail that visits the upland areas of the Big Creek Preserve – on June 23, 10:30 am, for about 90 minutes. Along the gentle slopes, you’ll see early summer flowers and the early stages of forest succession. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
Habitat Healers will continue its work June 19, 9:30-11:30 am; and June 24, starting at 6 pm. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help with ongoing land-restoration efforts. Instructions will be given, and equipment will be provided. Wear clothing that can get dirty. Meet at the workshop/nursery just beyond the main-campus parking lot.
The Door County Beekeepers Club will meet at Crossroads on June 24. The meeting will start at 6 pm with a “hive dive” at the demonstration hive. Then Donna Stine, the new state bee inspector, will talk about her hive inspections and offer advice about successful beekeeping in the Collins Learning Center’s lecture hall.
Learn more about these and other programs at crossroadsatbigcreek.org.