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2018 Boreal Wings Gala—Al Batt Humorist & Birder & Storyteller, Silent Auction, Appetizers


Ticket to Boreal Wings Gala 2018

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Birder, Storyteller & Humorist Al Batt to Entertain

Silent Auction, Appetizers, Mingling, Sparky’s Update, World Premiere of new Clinton’s Critters video.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 (2-4:30 pm) at the new Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, MN

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS $35 per person (Kids 17 $ under FREE)

(May pay $40 at the door as well)

Join us and other bog buddies for a night of stories, food, and fun!
Sunday, January 21, 2018 (2-4:30 pm)
Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley, MN

Come early to hike/snowshoe/ski the nature center’s many trails!
Also check out the new building and interactive exhibits.
2pm—Appetizers, mingle, silent auction
2:30pm—Sparky updates everyone on Friends of Sax-Zim Bog projects & enjoy a World Premiere of a new Clinton’s Critters video
3:00-3:45 pm—Humorist and Birder Al Batt takes the stage. His stories will have you rolling in the aisles (if we have aisles).
3:45-4:00 pm—Silent Auction wraps up
4-4:30 pm—Mingling, Appetizers, silent auction.

Email info@saxzim.org for more info…or Call Sparky at 218.341.3350 with questions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Al Batt of Hartland, Minnesota is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and does regular radio shows about nature. He writes a number of popular cartoon strips that are syndicated nationally and is author of the book, “A Life Gone to the Birds.” He is a columnist for “Bird Watcher’s Digest” and writes for a number of magazines and books. He is a trustee of the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Al hosted TV shows for many years and speaks at various festivals, conferences and conventions all over the world. He has received the Ed Franey Conservation Media Award from the Izaak Walton League, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union for lifetime contributions to birding and was recognized by Bluebirds Across Nebraska for outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation. Al speaks to anyone who will listen. His mother thinks he is special.

DO YOU HAVE BIRD OR NATURE RELATED ITEMS TO DONATE FOR THE SILENT AUCTION? Email info@saxzim.org for more info…or Call Sparky at 218.341.3350
Many nature-related items to be included in the Silent Auction
This is a Fundraiser for 501c3 non-profit Friends of Sax-Zim Bog to continue to purchase land in the Sax-Zim Bog and preserve it for future generations of birds and birders

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