Meet our new Head Naturalist!
Welcome to Clinton Nienhaus
Made possible by a major grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation of Duluth, and our members!
The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog family has gotten bigger by one with the recent hiring of a full-time Head Naturalist. A big Bog welcome to Clinton Nienhaus! Some of you may already know Clinton through his position as Count Interpreter at Hawk Ridge, or as a leader for Duluth Audubon field trips, or maybe you met him when he guides for the Sax-Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival…or maybe you joined him on the Fishes field trip at the Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz III…You get the idea…Clinton has become an important leader in the northern Minnesota nature scene.
As Head Naturalist, Clinton will be focusing on bog interpretation for groups of all ages and types…school groups, civic groups, speaking engagements, field trips and more. He will also be conducting winter raptor surveys (important baseline data for North America has been lacking), rare owl surveys and participating in other scientific projects. Friends of Sax-Zim Bog hopes to broaden its reach and spread the message that bogs are important and amazing places filled with fascinating plants and creatures. His first day will be December 1st, and we will be scheduling programs after that. His first birding field trip will be Sunday, December 6th.
Learn more about Clinton in an upcoming e-Newsletter! Welcome aboard Clinton!
This position made possible by a major grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation of Duluth, and our members. Thank you!