• Trails are clear, but muddy in places. Big Creek is full of sucker, Canada buffaloberry is in bloom, and in the evenings, woodcocks are dancing at the Astronomy Campus.

Looking Ahead: Counting Birds

By Coggin Heeringa | December 14, 2023 |

We count birds every day at Crossroads.  So why is the Annual Christmas Bird Count so important? Why are we making it a special event for adults and families? And…

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Looking Ahead: Conversations About Cones

By Coggin Heeringa | December 7, 2023 |

The Collins Learning Center is decorated for the holidays, and we invite the community to come by each Saturday afternoon between 1:00-4:00 p.m. to see the handiwork of our volunteers…

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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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"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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