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ADV - Winter Bog Ecology

Duluth Folk School website

1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806

Bogs are incredible ecosystems, with species adapted to diverse conditions. Many of the species found in the Sax-Zim Bog are dormant (or have left the Bog entirely!) during the winter season, but that doesn’t mean the landscape is vacant! The Sax-Zim Bog is prime wintering habitat for a number of birds including Red and White-winged Crossbills, Common and Hoary Redpolls, Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Hawk Owls, and Northern Shrikes. These visitors utilize the region for a short season, but influence the ecology of the bogs and forests they occupy. This training will introduce bog ecology from the perspective of the winter and how the species (flora and fauna alike) survive winter conditions.

We will be meeting at Duluth Folk School for our morning session and traveling to the Sax-Zim Bog for our afternoon session.

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 some light hiking done in wintery conditions. Accommodations can be made for reduced mobility if needed.

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

Sponsor Information

Friends of Sax Zim Bog


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