Finish the Year with Seed Spreading Hikes at Crossroads

On Christmas Eve at 2 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will offer an indoor program, a lecture called “Greeting Card Birds.” Those attending will learn a little about the natural history of the birds depicted on greeting cards, and find out which species, based on the frequency of its depiction on greeting cards, will be the Crossroads 2015 Bird of the Year. (For the last five years, the Northern Cardinal has won.) The 45-minute lecture is free and open to the public.

The Collins Learning Center will be closed on Dec. 25, but on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26 & 27, they will host a family activity at 1 pm called Seed Spreading Hike. The Door County chapter of Wild Ones have provided Crossroads with seeds for wildflowers which are favored by butterflies and bees. Participants will scatter seeds in the wind, and perhaps in years to come, will return to enjoy the flowers they helped plant. These hikes are free and open to the public.

Crossroads is a donor-supported preserve welcoming learners of all ages to programs in science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center will be closed Dec. 25, but is normally open daily from 2 – 4:30 pm and during scheduled activities. For more information visit


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