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ADV - Bog Specialists and Summer Bog Ecology

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog website

8793 Owl Avenue
Meadowlands, MN 55765

Bogs are incredible ecosystems, with species adapted to diverse conditions. Many of the bog specialist plant species found in the Sax-Zim Bog are early flowering plant species, spruce or tamarack specialist bird species, or even wetland specialist insects! This trip we hope to observe a few of these specialist species, as well as get in the bog for a better understanding of the life histories of the amazing plants and animals that call the Sax-Zim Bog home. We hope to track down sundews and pitcher plants, Palm Warbler and Lincoln’s Sparrow, see flowering leatherleaf, Labrador tea, bog laurel, and other goodies, like Wood Frogs. This training will introduce bog ecology from the perspective of how species (flora and fauna alike) specialize in the harsh conditions of a bog ecosystem.

Plan on bringing a lunch and be willing to car pool from Duluth to the Sax-Zim Bog. Bring a lunch and any other snacks and water you may need for the day. There will be time spent off trail and in the bog, so do expect wet conditions and uneven footing.

The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clinton Nienhaus

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Friends of Sax Zim Bog


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