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Big Year Record Breaker Olaf Danielson to speak at 2017 Boreal Wings Gala in Mpls

2017 Boreal Wings Gala

2016 Record-setting Big Year birder, Olaf Danielson to speak

Silent Auction, Appetizers, Mingling, Olaf’s Big Year (photos and talk)

Sunday, January 29, 2017 (2-4pm) at the new Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, MN


Purchase tickets before Dec. 31 and receive a free calendar or mug (to pick up at the door on the day of the event)

$25 per person (Kids 17 $ under FREE)

Free 2017 Bog Wild Calendar to those registering/paying online here before December 31 (pick up calendar or mug at the door)

(May pay $30 at the door as well)

Join us and other bog buddies for a night of stories, food, and fun!
Sunday, January 29, 2017 (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
2:45-3:45 pm—Olaf Danielson speaks about his record setting Big Year in 2016 (photos)
Olaf has had MANY adventures on his Big Year (Do you know what Black Bear breath smells like?) and he’ll share the highs and lows, and the rarest of bird sightings, and stories from the most exotic North American locations. He’ll also have photos to accompany his stories.
3:45-4 pm—Silent Auction wraps up
4-4:30 pm—Mingling, AppetizersIncludes soup/bread dinner, silent auction, films, and a 1-year membership including free programs.

Call Sparky at 218.341.3350 for more info

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

Directions to Welcome Center on Owl Avenue

**Open mid December to mid March from 10am-3pm daily

**Also marked on our birding map

Directions from Cotton, MN on US53…

*Go West from Cotton on CR52/Arkola for 11 miles

*Turn South (left) on Owl Avenue

*Go 1.75 miles (second curve) to Welcome Center

Directions from Meadowlands, on CR133…

*Go East on CR133 to CR229/29

*Turn North (left) on CR229/29

*Go North to T at Correction Line Rd

*Turn West (left) on Correction Line Rd

*Road curves North and becomes Owl Ave

*Go North on Owl Avenue for 2.5 miles to Welcome Center