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Friends of Sax-Zim Bog

HERE ARE OUR GOALS: 1. Acquire bog habitat in the Sax-Zim Bog of St. Louis County, Minnesota (a world-famous birding destination) 2. Build a small “Birder Welcome Center” and bog interpretive center on the land 3. Fund educational/research projects centered on peatlands and associated birdlife
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
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Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Have you ever wanted to join an expert in your favorite subject in the field? Now's your chance! On Saturday July 16 we've gathered together experts in many natural history fields; Dragonflies and damselflies will be the target for Dave Grosshuesch; Jerry McCormack will be pursuing Butterflies and Ladybird Beetles (ladybugs!); Clinton Nienhaus's seine nets will hopefully turn up some of the fascinating small and colorful fish of the Bog; Wildflowers will be sought out by Kelly Beaster; Chad Heins will be collecting and sharing spider knowledge; Bill Tefft will be taking folks on a general bog stomp and looking at everything they find!SATURDAY SCHEDULE:6am-Noon: Birds of the Bog (Meet at Welcome Center by 5:45am)9am-2pm: All other field trips (Meet at Welcome Center by 8:45am)[dragonflies, butterflies, wildflowers, fishes, spiders, bog stomp, and more]2:30pm or so: Compilation of all discoveries2:30-3:30pm: Stick around to visit with the trip leaders and see/hear what they found. Leaders will be bringing back some fishes, flora, spiders, butterflies, moths, dragonflies to show.Evening Program at Hartley Nature Center: TBA. Check our website of Facebook page for updates or go to www.hawkridge.org for detailsSUNDAY SCHEDULE:Check www.hawkridge.org for details on Sunday's bioblitz at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.**DON'T FORGET your sunscreen, hat, bug dope, lunch, water, rubber boots (or shoes that can get wet (not all field trips will be entering the bog).
**No RSVP necessary. Just show up and join the group of your choice!**QUESTIONS? email Clinton at naturalist@saxzim.org
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A total of 7 folks joined Head Naturalist Clinton on a stunning day in the Sax-Zim Bog to look for wildflowers. There was a fair investigation of non-flowering plants, as well as a trek in to the Warren Nelson Bog to find one last flowering Pink Ladyslipper!

Highlights of the trip were One-flowered Pyrola, Tufted Loosestrife, and Mountain Blue-eyed Grass! We explored upland mixed forest and bog habitats to compare the species compositions and had a relatively bug free go of things!

There are only a few more field trips this season and they can be found on the website by following this link: http://saxzim.org/events/.
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Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Meet at Welcome Center by 12:45pm.
Join Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus in searching out some early summer wildflowers.
The Sax-Zim Bog is a network of habitats, which in turn allow for a large diversity of flowering plants. In one day, you could find true bog specialties, grassland wildflowers and boreal forest natives, all within a few miles. Come for a leisurely hike and learn a bit about bog ecosystems and why the plant communities are so unique.
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Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
WELCOME CENTER POLLINATOR GARDEN spruced up by FOSZB Board Chair Lori Williams with help from Nancy Fisher and Lori's dad. Thanks all! She also put up three hummingbird feeders. If you're in the neighborhood this summer, feel free to fill the hummingbird feeders and weed the garden!
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