Crossroads at Big Creek will be a busy place during the Thanksgiving weekend and beyond.
Wild Ones will screen The Little Things That Run the World on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2-3 pm. This video features Wild Ones’ honorary director, Douglas Tallamy, discussing why we must add native plants to our landscapes for the good of the insects that are vital to our own health.
Then make Friday, Nov. 26, Green Friday rather than Black Friday. Join the naturalist in the lab at 9:30 am for hands-on activities about evergreen trees that are appropriate for all ages. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
Families and individuals are invited to help gather greens for the holiday decorations at Crossroads on Nov. 26, 10:30-11:30 am. Meet on the Collins Learning Center’s porch. Afterward, enjoy a fire at the outdoor Council Ring, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, when participants are welcome to supply their own hot dogs or other food to roast. Crossroads will provide makings for s’mores.
“The History of the Christmas Tree” will be presented Nov. 26, 1 pm. Following this lecture about Christmas trees and the evergreens that grow at Crossroads, join the naturalist on a gentle hike of the Forest Trail, 3-4 pm, to visit several very different evergreen forests. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
Saturday Science will return Nov. 27, 2 pm, with a program on wetlands. Start inside with demonstrations and a video; then the group will hike to one of Crossroads’ wetlands.
The Door County Beekeepers Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend the demonstration on making mead, also called “honey wine.”
Learn more about these programs and others at crossroadsatbigcreek.org. Masks are recommended inside the buildings at Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.