When: February 23, 2023, at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Zoom: link.
Join us for our February Chapter Meeting which is being co-hosted with the Prairie Edge Chapter.
The Sax-Zim Bog is a mosaic of habitats, best known for winter bird and wildlife watching. Upland and lowland conifer forests, riparian woodlands, and even open agricultural lands host a wide diversity of critters, not just during the winter, but during the summer months as well! From May to September the abundance of insect and plant life can truly be appreciated. This talk will consider the greater Sax-Zim Bog and the work done in the region by the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, as well as take some time to consider the special relationships to the plants and pollinators within the landscape. Join us for a winter respite and get excited once again about warm weather and buzzing bees!
Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus is the Head Naturalist for the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, as well as a Master’s in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. His interests range far and wide, and like many naturalists, loves anything and everything about the natural world. Specific interests include conservation of rare and endangered species, prairie and bog ecosystems, odonates, orthoptera, moths, spiders, lichens, mosses, fish, amphibians and reptiles…. the list goes on!