Search for Signs of Spring at Crossroads

Frogs are peeping and croaking in Hauser Pond, suckers are running in Big Creek, and any day now, wildflowers will be in bloom at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Search for the signs of spring at a couple hikes at Crossroads.

On April 25 at 8 am, there will be a hike through the Ida Bay Preserve. This will be an easy hike, and will last about an hour. Meet at the Zenith Street Gate (one block street between Canal and Cove Roads).

On April 26 at 1 pm, hike to the newly acquired land at Big Creek Cove. Meet by the little bridge on Utah Street across from the Hanson House. This hike will also last about an hour; wear shoes that can get wet.

On April 28 at 7 pm attend the Master Gardner lecture, “Spectacular Container Planting.” Containers can add color, variety, and excitement to gardens of any size from a small patio garden to an extensive landscape. Knowing how to choose the best plants, arrange them, and care for them is a great skill to possess. Ray Rogers knows containers and will share his experience with Door County gardeners. This is a free program, open to the public.

The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during special events. Trails on all three properties are open to the public free or charge. For more information visit