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Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center

August 2019

Fall Wildflowers Field Trip in the Sax Zim Bog

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The fall can be an overlooked time of the year to search out wildflowers, as many of the familiar species of summer have finished flowering and are starting to die back. However, fall is a wonderful time to observe the diverse Aster communities of uplands and wetlands. There is some great diversity in late season wildflowers: goldenrods, swamp aster, late season orchids, and more could be found on this field trip! The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is continuing to build…

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Lichen Field Trip in the Sax Zim Bog

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Northern Minnesota is home to a diverse lichen community. These species cover nearly 8% of the terrestrial surface of the earth, yet are relatively unknown to most of us. Join us on this trip to get firsthand experience in lichen identification, as well as to learn a few of the more common lichens in our area. During the trip, we will be making small collections of lichens for the Welcome Center or personal use! The Friends of Sax-Zim Bog is…

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Mushroom Field Trip in Sax Zim Bog

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mushrooms are an important part of any ecosystem and early fall is a great time to see fungi of all shapes and sizes. These important decomposers have an important role in the boreal forest and attract attention from people enjoying their beauty to those of us who enjoy eating a few mushrooms morels! Come join us for this field trip exploring some of the basics of identifying mushrooms and enjoy a fall day searching for mushrooms in the Sax-Zim Bog.…

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