Meet the Red Squirrel at Crossroads on Nov. 9

Kindergarten students visited Crossroads at Big Creek the last week of October to learn about red squirrels and their middens. Photo submitted by Coggin Heeringa.

There are ample opportunities to get out and hike at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

The family program “Meet the Red Squirrel” will be held Nov. 9 at 2 pm in the Collins Learning Center’s lecture hall. A short indoor slide program will introduce learners of all ages to the industrious red squirrels. Following the slides, the group will hike to several of the evergreen forests at Crossroads in search of middens and the little squirrels that create them. This program is free and open to the public.

On Nov. 10 at 4 pm, folks are encouraged to get off the couch and celebrate the Packer win by walking for about an hour through the green and gold forests at Crossroads. Learn how trees are adapted to survive winter; hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities. For more information visit