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Bog ecology and bog specialists

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Date

Add to Calendar 2024-06-01 10:00:00 2024-06-01 16:00:00 Bog ecology and bog specialists 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.We hope to observe a few of these specialist species and get in the bog to better understand the life histories of the amazing plants and animals that call the Sax-Zim Bog home. We will track down sundews and pitcher plants, palm warbler and Lincoln’s sparrow, flowering leatherleaf, Labrador tea, bog laurel, and 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.Bring a lunch, water and rubber boots. We will spend time on boardwalks, trails and roadsides, with the opportunity to get off the trail and into the bog, so do expect wet conditions and uneven footing. Sax-Zim Bog Sax-Zim Bog Sax-Zim Bog America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Sax-Zim Bog
8793 Owl Ave
Meadowlands, MN 55765

Contact

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus, xanthomn@gmail.com or 507-525-3151

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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.

We hope to observe a few of these specialist species and get in the bog to better understand the life histories of the amazing plants and animals that call the Sax-Zim Bog home. We will track down sundews and pitcher plants, palm warbler and Lincoln’s sparrow, flowering leatherleaf, Labrador tea, bog laurel, and 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.

Bring a lunch, water and rubber boots. We will spend time on boardwalks, trails and roadsides, with the opportunity to get off the trail and into the bog, so do expect wet conditions and uneven footing.

Cost

$35

Accessibility

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Advanced training courses provide Master Naturalists and the public with opportunities to participate in a recreational activity and learn about a new natural resource topic. Topics build on the curriculum taught in our core biome courses, but participants do not need to be Master Naturalists to take any of the advanced training courses.

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