Visit Crossroads at Big Creek for family-friendly events this coming week.
On March 19, 2-3 pm, Crossroads will present one of its most popular programs – Fossils of Door County – during which families will learn how to recognize some common fossils. Each family will receive a free Door County fossil chart and, if weather permits, will go on a fossil hunt outdoors. Meet in the lab of the Collins Learning Center.
Help Crossroads welcome spring during a hike at Ida Bay at 2 pm on March 20: the spring equinox and a perfect day to look, listen and perhaps even smell signs of spring. Open to all ages. Meet at the Ida Bay parking lot, 1195 Canal Road in Sturgeon Bay.
The Door County Beekeepers Club will hold its next meeting March 22, 6:30 pm, when Mark Lentz will present a lecture on new beekeepers. The goal is to help new or interested beekeepers determine what they need to get started in this fascinating hobby. Visitors are encouraged to attend.
The Junior Nature Club – intended for preschool children and their caregivers, but siblings and other interested people are welcome – will meet March 23, 10 am. The topic will be Big Creek, but there will also be time for unstructured play. All activities will be outside, so bundle up.
Then at 3 pm on March 23, Wild Ones will present the webinar Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants, featuring Heather Holm. She will discuss how beneficial wasps are to humans, mainly through pollination and controlling populations of insect pests. This webinar will also be available on the Wild Ones website.
On March 24, 6:30 pm, the Door County Master Gardeners will present “Buffalo Bird Woman’s World,” during which Frank Kutka will speak about a remarkable woman farmer who lived from 1839 to 1932 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota.
Masks are recommended inside buildings at Crossroads at Big Creek (crossroadsatbigcreek.org), 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.