Crossroads Presents Monarch Tagging Program

Along with a grateful nation, Crossroads at Big Creek is saluting the National Park Service as it celebrates its centennial. The Door County Historical Society, the Door County Library and Crossroads have collaborated to bring an exhibit to Door County and to present supplemental programs celebrating the National Park Centennial and the legacy of John Muir. In addition to the exhibit, Wisconsin’s John Muir, Crossroads is hosting some events with Muir in mind.

On Sept. 2 at 8 am, go on a “Muir’s Birds” hike. In The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Muir describes Wisconsin as a “Paradise of Birds.” Many of his favorite birds can be found at Crossroads. Join the naturalist for a morning bird hike. Hikers meet at Collins Learning Center.

On Sept. 3 at 2 pm, guest naturalist Karen Newbern will present her lively program about monarch tagging for learners of all ages in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center. After an indoor introduction on the Monarch lifecycle, she will distribute nets for butterfly collection for the tag/release project. This program is free and open to the public.

Wisconsin’s John Muir will be up through Sept. 11 at Heritage Village at Big Creek, 10 am – 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-3 pm Sunday.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, will be open from 10 am to 3 pm daily for the duration of the exhibit and during scheduled activities. Trails at the Crossroads Preserve, Big Creek Cove, and the Ida Bay Preserve are free and open to the public.

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