Fall Color Hikes at Crossroads

Naturalist-led color hikes at Crossroads at Big Creek will visit both evergreen and deciduous forests at the Crossroads Preserve and the Ida Bay Preserve. Since this is the first autumn since The Nature Conservancy transferred their property to Crossroads, everyone is eager to see just how colorful it is. Hikes are free and open to the public, and hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.

On Oct. 11 the color hike at Ida Bay Preserve (IBP) begins at 10 am. This hike consists of gentle walking. Hikers meet at the Collins Learning Center and travel by car to IBP.

Also on Oct. 11 is the 1 pm hike of the new trail at Crossroads – it’s a great time to enjoy the autumn leaves.

An evening hike will be held Oct. 13 at 7 pm. Join the naturalist for a walk through the Crossroads Preserve. Dress for the weather but leave flashlights at home.

On Oct. 10 at 9 am, volunteers are invited to a Buckthorn pull to help contain the buckthorn at Crossroads. No experience necessary, but a sturdy pair of work gloves is most helpful. Volunteers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Friends of Crossroads have changed the day and time of their monthly meetings. They will now meet at 6 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Collins Learning Center.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:40 pm daily and during scheduled events.