Detour Update: To Reach the Collins Learning Center, follow the highway detour to County T (Alabama Street), cross the highway and drive to Big Creek Road. Turn right and drive to Lily Bay Road as turn right. Follow Lily Bay Road till the Michigan Street intersection and you will be at our Main Entrance.
This time of year, our woodland habitats are coming alive with tiny tree frogs, migrating from their woodland hibernation sites under fallen leaves or rotting logs to the little snowmelt puddles and fishless ponds where they can safely lay their eggs. And this year, we have lots of those snowmelt puddles and we will have even more when this snow melts!
A major goal of our expansion project is to ensure that the water leaving our parking lot be clean enough that spring peeper and other frogs can continue to successful reproduce.
Migrations of frogs from our forests to Hauser Pond and the Wildlife Scrape east of the Collins Learning Center usually occur after dark, and most likely on a rainy night, so most people will not experience the annual procession. But we have scheduled two Evening Walks in the Woods for this week Friday, April 1 and Monday, April 4 (But not on Thursday—we will be at TAP) on the outside chance that the tiny tree frogs may be moving.
On Tuesday, April 5, at 6:00 in the Collins Learning Center, the Door County Alchohol & Other Drug Coalition will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting featuring Investigator Jon Gilson of the Door County Sheriff’s Department who will speak on “Marijuana and Underage Drinking-So what about it?”
Also on April 5, at 7:00, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will hold their April Meeting in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah Street. David Lenius will present the illustrated program “Introduction to Video Astronomy and Dr. John Beck will present “The Viewing Target of the Month. Visitors are encouraged to join the society for this meeting.
Crossroads at Big Creek welcomes learners of all ages to programs in science, history and the environment. The Collins Learning Center is open daily 2:00-4:30. During construction, you can reach the Crossroads Main Entrance from the Highway Detour by taking County T, crossing the highway and driving to Big Creek Road. Turn right and drive to Lily Bay Road. Turn right again. Lily Bay merges with Michigan Street at Crossroads. To reach the Astronomy Center, follow Utah Street (which will cross the highway during construction, or follow Memorial Drive under the bridge, turn on to 18th Place, and then turn right an go up the hill to the Cove Road Intersection.
Monday, April 4, 7:00 PM A Walk in the Woods Join the naturalist for an evening hike through the woods at Crossroads. Perhaps, if we are very lucky, we might observe and at least hear spring peepers and other tiny frogs. Meet at the Collins Learning Center, rain or moonlight.
Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 Town Hall Meeting:Marijuana and Underage Drinking Investigator John Gilson will discuss marijuana and the differences of the poant from the past to the present, short and long term effects on the body, and complications from drug use during pregnancy, and underage drinking prevention Free and open to the public. Collins Learning Center. For information, contact Laura Glies Wotachek at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 Door Peninsula Astronomical Society April Meeting David Lenius will present the illustrated program “Introduction to Video Astronomy and Dr. John Beck will present “The Viewing Target of the Month. Visitors are encouraged to join the society for this free meeting. Meet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah Street.