• 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: 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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Samantha Koyen Hired as New Executive Director

By Crossroads Learning Center | September 7, 2023 |

Crossroads at Big Creek, an environmental learning and nature center located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce that Samantha Koyen will soon join its staff as executive director.…

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Looking Ahead: Seeps, Creeks and Skies

By Coggin Heeringa | September 7, 2023 |

“Where Waters Meet” is the 2023 educational theme of Crossroads at Big Creek. The phrase describes our preserve, where the waters of the Big Creek Watershed flow into The Cove…

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Ida Bay Preserve

Looking Ahead: Last Days of Summer

By Coggin Heeringa | August 31, 2023 |

Labor Day has become the traditional, though often not the meteorological, last day of summer. It became a holiday in 1882 to celebrate the success of the labor movement, but it has become a special…

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Monarch Tagging

Looking Ahead: Cross-Pollination & Jumping Worms

By Coggin Heeringa | August 24, 2023 |

Cross-pollination is important to many plants, and organizational cross-pollination is important, too. It enables Crossroads to host two special programs this week. Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula, the Door…

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Looking Ahead: Buzzing With Anticipation

By Coggin Heeringa | August 10, 2023 |

Again this summer, Crossroads will be a-buzz with activities on Saturday, August 19, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. when the Door County Beekeepers present their “Community Honey Harvest” at the Collins Learning…

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Bear Clan Singers and Dancers

Looking Ahead: The Song & Dance of Summer

By Coggin Heeringa | July 27, 2023 |

On the first Friday of every summer month, Crossroads sponsors a free, family-friendly outdoor event. This month we are proud and honored to welcome The Bear Clan Singers and Dancers,…

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Volunteer Spotlights – July 2023

By Corey Batson | July 25, 2023 |

Crossroads has been abuzz with activity this summer and we have our volunteers to thank for it! From helping with YMCA or Boys and Girls Club summer camps and Habitat…

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Looking Ahead: Summer Stars & Memories

By Coggin Heeringa | July 13, 2023 |

Crossroads at Big Creek is the perfect place to make summer memories, and this week, the opportunities for making childhood memories abound. Aside from, say, Christmas, most of my childhood…

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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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