Winter is behind us (I think!) and it is time to look forward to summer. But what does North America’s premiere winter birding destination (IMHO) offer for summer visitors?We’ll look at the birding and non-bird opportunities to be found in our boggy backyard.
Did you know over 20 species of warblers nest in Sax-Zim? And we’ll also meet some of the breeding rarities that bring folks from all over the country to our neck of the woods; Connecticut Warbler, Great Gray Owl, LeConte’s Sparrow, Black-backed Woodpecker and more. We’ll cover hiking/canoeing/kayaking opportunities as well as some of the wildlife research being conducted in the Bog in summer
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog also has three boardwalks, Head Naturalist Clinton’s field trips throughout the snow-free season, and our huge and hugely-fun Bog BioBlitz. Also get an update on our most recent land acquisitions in our Acres for Owls program.
Sparky Stensaas is the founder and executive director of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. He also dabbles in wildlife photography and video. His publishing companies have put out over 20 field guides to nature in the North Woods. He lives with his wife Bridget and sons Birk & Bjorn (and 11 chickens, 5,000 bees, 2 cats, etc.) under the big pines in the Nemadji watershed of Carlton County.
The 2022 DAS Annual Meeting will follow the program. We will hear reports and elect a slate of candidates to the board. Up for re-election are President Jeffery Davis and Treasurer Eloyes Hill.