Perseid Viewing Nights at Crossroads’ Astronomy Campus

Crossroads at Big Creek is continuing its Nature by Appointment program Tuesdays – Saturdays, with appointments available at 9, 10 and 11 am. Safer-at-home units, individuals and small groups of friends may participate in a 45-minute, private outdoor nature program with a naturalist. Masks and social distancing are required. 

A new tour of the bird and butterfly garden is open to all and can accommodate those using mobility-assist devices. A transfer chair is available. 

To make an appointment, email [email protected], and put “Nature by Appointment” in the subject line. List the names of participants, ages of children, the time you’re available and the program topic of your choice: a Forest Trail tour, water critters for kids, comparing the planets for kids, or a bird and butterfly garden tour. 

Volunteers are needed Aug. 7, 7-9 am; and Aug. 11, 6-8 pm, to make progress on the Begin with the Creek ecological-restoration project. Social-distancing practices will be enforced, and volunteers are asked to supply their own water, sunscreen and boots. 

The Wild Ones organization is hosting a work party Aug. 8, 8-9:30 am, when you can learn about native wildflowers and tame the wild garden. Take your own beverage and mask, and meet at the Collins Learning Center.

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and Crossroads will host Perseid meteor-shower viewing nights Aug. 11, 12 and 13, 9:30-11:30 pm. Participants may attend in groups not exceeding six people and must be masked if not from the same household. Bathroom facilities will be available. The viewing will be held around the observatory; meet at the astronomy campus.

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