Words in the Woods Debuts at Crossroads

For three Friday nights this month, Crossroads at Big Creek will be alive with songs and stories during Words in the Woods. The inaugural event will be held July 16. Take a self-guided hike on the Habitat Trails, then gather at 7:30 pm at the outdoor amphitheater for a short presentation by a naturalist, some acoustic songs and a bedtime story. Head home by 8:30 pm, or stay for s’mores and a campfire.

The Habitat Healers will continue their land-restoration efforts July 17, 9:30-11:30 am; and July 20, 6:30-8 pm. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Meet at the workshop/nursery just beyond the main-campus parking lot.

Learners of all ages will enjoy a color hike on the Habitats Meadow Trail on July 17, 1 pm. Each hiker will be assigned a color to find examples of along the trail while learning about wildflowers and pollinators.

On July 20, 10 am, summer educator Joan Wilkie will help visitors of all ages to find butterflies in Crossroads’ gardens, meadows and fields. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Learn more about Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, at


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