Crossroads at Big Creek is hoping for warm and sunny weather because the Door County Festival of Nature will be celebrated through the cooperative efforts of The Ridges Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy, The Door County Land Trust, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Crossroads at Big Creek.
As stated on the Festival of Nature website, “The Festival is an opportunity to learn more about wildflowers, geology, birds and insects through field trips and hands-on programs. Field trip leaders will guide participants through some of the most pristine and unique natural areas in the county, some of which are not typically open to the public.” Consequently, while Crossroads will be open for hiking, no public hikes will be offered so they can participate in the festival. For more information visit doorcountyfesticalofnature.org.
The Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held May 25, 9 am – 12 pm, at the UW Peninsular Research Station (just north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42). A huge variety of pollinator-friendly (and gorgeous) plants will be available and some of the proceeds will help fund the Master Gardener lectures held at Crossroads.
On May 28, Crossroads offers a nature hike at 4:30 pm. Hikers will join a naturalist in a gentle hike through woodland areas. The hike lasts about an hour, is free and open to the public. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
The Collins Learning Center, open 2 – 4:30 pm daily, is located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. All trails are now open.