Crossroads at Big Creek (2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, crossroadsatbigcreek.org) has declared the week of Aug. 23-29 to be Crossroads Pollinator Week. Socially distanced, outdoor activities and educational outreach will focus on wild and domestic bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The week will culminate with POLLENPOLUZA, an Aug. 29 afternoon event featuring monarch tagging, visits to the bee hives and tours of the Victory Garden, presented with the help of Crossroads volunteers, members of Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula and the Beekeepers Club of Door County.
Nature by Appointment will be available Aug. 25-29, with time slots at 9, 10 and 11 am; and Aug. 26 and 27 at 6 or 7 pm. Safer at Home units, individuals or small groups of friends – wearing face masks and practicing social distancing – may participate in a 45-minute, private outdoor nature program with a naturalist. Mobility-assist devices are available. To make an appointment, email [email protected], using “Nature by Appointment” as the subject line. List the names of participants (and the ages of children), the times when you’re available and the program topic of your choice: a pollinator tour of the Meadow Trail, a low-impact tour of the Bird and Butterfly Garden, or a kids’ program on pollinators.
Volunteers are needed Aug. 21, 7-9 am; and Aug. 25, 6-8 pm, to work on the Begin with the Creek ecological restoration project. Volunteers are asked to adhere to social-distancing rules and supply their own water, sunscreen and boots.