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 …read more…
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!….
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…read more…