• A light blanket of snow covers the preserve. Open water and birds in The Cove Estuary.

Looking Ahead: Thankful in Door County

By Coggin Heeringa | November 23, 2023 |

As we approach the holidays, we see many images of Dr. Seuss’s antihero, the Grinch. But around Thanksgiving, we at Crossroads think of another Dr. Seuss character who also finally…

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Looking Ahead: Gathering In

By Coggin Heeringa | November 16, 2023 |

While regularly scheduled classes and activities are taking place at Crossroads this week, it almost seems like a pause. We are done with the frenzy of the growing season and…

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Looking Ahead: Leaf Litter & Leaf Cover

By Coggin Heeringa | November 9, 2023 |

At Crossroads, we are observing the plants and animals as they make their final preparations for winter, and we humans are preparing for the snowy season as well. But fall landscape work…

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Crossroads Composting Update

By Sam Koyen | November 2, 2023 |

Effective November 6, 2023, Crossroads will be closing its Door County Compost Initiative food scrap compost site. Crossroads will continue to support the Door Community Compost Initiative project, through continuing…

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Looking Ahead: Decomposition Week

By Coggin Heeringa | November 1, 2023 |

With all of the superstitions and mysteries floating about this time of year, Crossroads decided to demystify the mysterious and celebrate a phenomenon that, through the ages, has been associated…

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Looking Ahead: Autumn Colors and More

By Coggin Heeringa | October 26, 2023 |

Around Halloween, we seem to take pleasure in all things spooky. So this week at Crossroads, all of our activities will have a slightly creepy vibe, understanding, of course, that…

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Historic Orchards

By Laurel Duffin Hauser | October 25, 2023 |

Crossroads Addresses Soil Contamination. In the fall of 2023, Crossroads at Big Creek’s commitment to caring for land will take a new direction. For years, restoration work has been above…

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Looking Ahead: A Festival of Time

By Coggin Heeringa | October 19, 2023 |

At Crossroads at Big Creek this week, we will present the final Door County programs for the 2023 Wisconsin Science Festival – Curiosity Unleashed. We are all about unleashing curiosity,…

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Looking Ahead: A Decade of Digging

By Coggin Heeringa | September 21, 2023 |

If you are picturing “Indiana Jones,” or long to help reveal mosaics at Pompeii, or enter secret crypts below cathedrals, the Archaeological Dig at Crossroads’ Cove Estuary Preserve may not…

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Jumping Worms: Biology, Impact & Control of a New Soil Invader – Lecture Recording

By Corey Batson | September 19, 2023 |

In August of 2023 the DCMGA hosted a jumping worm presentation by Brad Herrick. This lecture discussed biology, ID, and control of jumping worms which have been found in local…

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"At the doorstep to northern Door County sits a place so vast and varied that it defies description…This place is Crossroads at Big Creek"

Polly Fitz, Door County Living Philanthropy Issue 2022

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