Orchids to Owls
Sax-Zim Bog in Photos
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog celebrates the diversity of the bog biome and the diversity of ALL who visit the Sax-Zim Bog. FOSZB works to protect and safeguard land and wants all visitors, regardless of color, age, gender, sexual orientation or ability, to feel safe as they enjoy the Sax-Zim Bog. We condemn racism in ALL its forms. Just as a rich biodiversity strengthens ecosystems such as Sax-Zim’s peatlands, the wonderful diversity of human experience strengthens our community of “bog buddies” who work together to support FOSZB’s land preservation and education efforts. We respect the individuality of each member of our FOSZB staff and board, and we are committed to be an organization free of any kind of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, politics or veteran status. FOSZB will seek equity and inclusion for all. We are all working for the same goal: To Preserve & Protect the Sax-Zim Bog for Future Generations of Birds and Birders. Let’s get to work!
This August 2020 episode explores Northern Minnesota’s Sax-Zim Bog in late summer. Executive Director and Founder of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, Sparky Stensaas, takes you birding in the “slow” time of year. But a couple cooperative LeConte’s Sparrows in a flower-filled field steal the show. We also stop by Nichols Lake/Lake Nichols and bird the bog stretch of Admiral Road where we find Boreal Chickadees, Palm Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Canada jays and more.
Sparky also shows us the…
You might have listened to the Baltimore Oriole’s song at this spot on one of our Warbler Wednesday field trips. These 41 acres are a beautiful example of riverfront floodplain forest which includes some trees not common in the bog including Green Ash, Ironwood and Bur Oak. It attracts birds that are at the northern edge of their range including Great Crested Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, and Yellow-throated Vireo. This will be an incredible spot for spring/summer/fall programing. It is a very unique habitat within Sax-Zim…