Fall Activities Continue at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek has designated several areas of the preserve as future forests, and with that in mind, they are paying particular attention to some of the flora and fauna that will help perpetuate the natural cycle of growth this fall. A few upcoming programs, including one on blue jays, will highlight all aspects of the nature preserve’s splendor this time of year.

As the blue jays prepare for winter, they have been helping the future forest areas at Crossroads. To find out just how these little birds are aiding in the growth, attend the “Blue Jays Wear White Hats” lecture on Saturday, October 17 at 1 pm. After a short illustrated program, participants will be welcome to take a hike to see blue jays in the wild. The program is free and open to the public.

Also on Saturday at 7 pm is a special Viewing Night, sponsored by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society. The event will take place in the Star Garden of the Crossroads Astronomy Campus. Participants are asked to use the Utah Street Entrance of the Campus.

On Sunday, October 18 at 4 pm, folks who need a bit of exercise after the Packer game can join the Crossroads naturalist on the final nature hike of the season. The “green and gold hike” will celebrate fall, with particular highlighting of the aspen and evergreen trees. Crossroads will still offer hikes in the late fall and winter.

For more information on Crossroads and its programs, call 920.746.5895.