This year Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay is planning to create a wildlife corridor by planting native trees and shrubs in order to connect some of our fragmented forests. When it comes to wildlife, such as migrating birds and butterflies, planting a variety of native plants anywhere will improve regional habitats.
On March 13 at 4 pm, Wild Ones of Door County will offer a free public lecture called “Go Native In Your Yard.” Naturalist and horticulturalist Karen Newbern will share her knowledge and experience on how to be successful with native plants. She will explain that using native plants in landscape has many benefits for you, the wild residents of your yard and the environment. Whether you want to attract birds and other wildlife, or are looking for a low-maintenance landscape, native plants can fit the bill and look beautiful too. This program is free and open to the public.
Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported preserve welcoming learners of all ages to programs in science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open daily 2 – 4:30 pm and during scheduled events. With the construction the median curbs on Utah Street have been removed, so for the duration of the construction, vehicles can reach the Astronomy Campus, Big Creek Cove, and the Ida Bay Preserve by crossing the highway at Utah Street.