With your help, we’ve protected 363 acres of Bog for future generations of birds and birders!

Bog BioBlitz V

Over 400 species tallied on Bog BioBlitz!

Highlights on July 22 included 3 Great Gray Owls (family group), 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, Purple Fringed Orchids, Michigan Lily, Turtlehead, Tadpole Madtom (fish…first Sax-Zim record!), Golden Shiner (fish), Plains Emerald (dragonfly), Black Swallowtail, Wasp Mantidfly (a bug that looks like a wasp but has praying-mantis-like front legs), LeConte’s Sparrow (juvenile and adult), Rusty Snaketail (dragonfly), Brush-tipped …

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Bog Blog

Bog Boardwalk Under Construction!

900-foot BOG BOARDWALK PLANNED FOR WARREN NELSON MEMORIAL BOG
But we still need to raise $17.000 to complete…Can you help? Now we have the opportunity to continue Warren’s legacy of passing on his love of birds and bogs by constructing a 900’ BOG BOARDWALK so visitors to the area can experience the magic and wonder of walking through a bog, without getting their feet wet, getting lost or breaking an ankle!….

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Partnership with MN Dragonfly Society

Dragonfly Workshop Success!

12 Workshop participants, an intrepid crew of leaders from the Minnesota Dragonfly Society, and Sparky and Clinton explored the diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in the Sax-Zim Bog as part of the first workshop venture for Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. The day started on the cool side (48 degrees F!), which worked out fine as the early sessions featured a couple of talks inside the Welcome…

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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
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
$21,700!! from 204 donations and that doesn't include $$ via checks that some of you sent in for Give to the Max Day 2017....That put us in 6th place for all Minnesota medium non-profits. THANK YOU ALL!
We depend on this money for about 1/3 of our annual operating budget so it is very important to our survival and thrivability (New word that I just made up). And we easily reached our $10,000 match which was generously put up by Bog buddy Warren Woessner. Thanks Warren!
Time to get to work preserving and protecting the Sax-Zim Bog. Welcome Center opens December 9.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
SIXTH Place in Give to the Max Day....so far. $16,373 as of 6:45pm!! Thanks Bog Buddies!
https://givemn.org/organization/Foszb

These funds will go to paying our Welcome Center naturalists and Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus, continued natural history field trips, feeding the birds, and more. Thanks!
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
NINTH place at $8983 donated to FOSZB via www.givemn.org today! Keep it up Bog buddies!
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
Up to 16th Place for Medium non-profits! We to go blog buddies!
https://givemn.org/gtmd/2017
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
GIVE TO THE MAX DAY IS TODAY! Update as of 7:25a.m. we are in 32nd place in the "Medium" category with 34 of you, our Bog Buddies, donating $2,745...and it's early! Remember...You can DOUBLE YOUR MONEY! $10,000 1:1 Matching Gift Available
HELP US PRESERVE & PROTECT YOUR BOG
We make about a third of our operating budget on this very important day...PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY. Your $20 donation will garner us $40 thanks to a generous offer from Warren Woessner.
https://givemn.org/gtmd/2017
You can follow our progress today here...Click on the "Medium" tab to Find Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
AND Your donations on Give to the Max Day still qualify for certain Benefits...INCLUDING HANDMADE TILES TO BE DISPLAYED IN WELCOME CENTER WITH YOUR NAME & DEDICATION (see below for giving levels)
Any Donation over $1,000 (non-designated)
Pitcher Plant, Wild Iris, Baltimore Checkerspot, Tiger Swallowtail, Luna Moth, Porcupine (TAKEN 7-2017), Pine Marten, or pitch us an idea!
Any Donation over $3,000 (non-designated)
Yellow Ladyslipper, Ermine
(or any species not taken...or suggest a species)
Any Donation over $5,000 (non-designated)
Pink Ladyslipper, Moose
(or any species not taken...or suggest a species)
Any Donation over $10,000 (non-designated)
Showy Ladyslipper, Timber Wolf
(or any species you want!)
**8x8 handmade tiles with your brass plate will be displayed at the Welcome Center
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog1 week ago
Sparky will be speaking about the Sax-Zim Bog and showing the HD movie Owls to Orchids at the Grand Rapids Minnesota library tonight. Come on over if you're in the area! 6pm.

http://cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/ical-export/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/14/5517/30|53/owls-to-orchids-magic-mystery-in-the-sax-zim-bog

Sax-Zim Bog eBird Reports

41 observations in last 30 days!

  • Ruffed Grouse
    3
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) - 3


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
    1
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Harrier
    1
  • Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Bald Eagle
    1
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Rough-legged Hawk
    3
  • Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) - 3


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Rock Pigeon
    11
  • Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) - 11


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Downy Woodpecker
    1
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pileated Woodpecker
    1
  • Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Shrike
    3
  • Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis) - 3


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Gray Jay
    2
  • Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) - 2


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Blue Jay
    3
  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - 3


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Crow
    4
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - 4


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Raven
    1
  • Common Raven (Corvus corax) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-capped Chickadee
    35
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - 35


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
    2
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) - 2


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • White-breasted Nuthatch
    1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pine Grosbeak
    3
  • Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) - 3


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Redpoll
    100
  • Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) - 100


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red Crossbill
    10
  • Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) - 10


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-19 07:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Goshawk
    1
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - 1


    Observer:
    Marnie Mitchell
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-14 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-billed Magpie
    1
  • Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) - 1


    Observer:
    Marnie Mitchell
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-14 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Snow Bunting
    30
  • Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) - 30


    Observer:
    Marnie Mitchell
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-14 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Hairy Woodpecker
    1
  • Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) - 1


    Observer:
    Carrick Rice
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-13 09:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-backed Woodpecker
    1
  • Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) - 1


    Observer:
    Carrick Rice
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-13 09:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Boreal Chickadee
    1
  • Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus) - 1


    Observer:
    Carrick Rice
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-13 09:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • European Starling
    4
  • European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - 4


    Observer:
    Carrick Rice
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-13 09:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Dark-eyed Junco
    1
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - 1


    Observer:
    Carrick Rice
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-13 09:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • woodpecker sp.
    1
  • woodpecker sp. (Picidae sp.) - 1


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-12 07:50
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Tree Sparrow
    2
  • American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) - 2


    Observer:
    Ken Milender
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-12 07:50
    Status:
    Approved

  • Wild Turkey
    2
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) - 2


    Observer:
    Ryan Steiner
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-10 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Wilson's Snipe
    1
  • Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) - 1


    Observer:
    Ryan Steiner
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-10 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Evening Grosbeak
    38
  • Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) - 38


    Observer:
    Ryan Steiner
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-10 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • White-winged Crossbill
    3
  • White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) - 3


    Observer:
    Ryan Steiner
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-11-10 07:00
    Status:
    Approved

  • Canada Goose
    5
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) - 5


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Loon
    2
  • Common Loon (Gavia immer) - 2


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pied-billed Grebe
    1
  • Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - 1


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-tailed Hawk
    1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - 1


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Robin
    4
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - 4


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Bohemian Waxwing
    11
  • Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - 11


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Lapland Longspur
    12
  • Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) - 12


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pine Siskin
    15
  • Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) - 15


    Observer:
    Will Kennerley
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-28 08:45
    Status:
    Approved

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