Wildflower Hikes at Crossroads at Big Creek

This week’s wildflower hikes at Crossroads at Big Creek will be revealing. Last fall they developed multi-use winter trails through the Big Creek Preserve. Because these trails travel through “new territory,” they have no idea what wildflowers may (or may not) be found.

Two one-hour walks of discovery may help Crossroads add species to their plant inventory. The walking will be gentle and the hikes are free and open to the public.

On May 20 the Wildflower Walk is along Big Creek. On May 21 at 1 pm, hike the Lilac Ridge. A massive invasive species eradication effort last summer opened two new trails overlooking the Big Creek Valley. This hike will offer a new vista of the preserve and let hikers observe the first stages of habitat recovery. The hikes are free, open to the public, and hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported facility made up of the Big Creek, The Cove, and the Ida Bay preserves. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan, just east of the Highway 42/57 Roundabout in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails in all preserves are open 24/7 free of charge.

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