December 2017 Membership Meeting – “Owls to Orchids”

Thu, Dec 14 , 2017
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113

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“Owls to Orchids: Magic and Mystery in the Sax-Zim Bog”

with Sparky Stensaas

December 2017 Membership Meeting

The Sax-Zim Bog has long been known to birders and photographers from around the world and across the country as THE place to find some of our most secretive boreal birds including the mythic Great Gray Owl. Through HD video and still images we’ll explore these black spruce and tamarack bogs…without getting our feet wet or frozen! Meet the bird that grows snowshoes, the devious orchid that outsmarts bumblebees, and the death-defying frog. And of course, the stars of the show will be some cooperative Great Gray Owls and Northern Hawk Owl families caught on HD video.

Sparky Stensaas is an author, naturalist, photographer, publisher, writer (i.e. “no full-time real job”) based in Wrenshall, Minnesota (over by Jay Cooke State Park). Sparky’s latest venture is Friends of Sax -Zim Bog ( a nonprofit aimed at educating the public about the natural history of bogs and dedicated to preserving pristine bog habitat. To date 383 acres of habitat have been preserved by donations. You can see more of Sparky’s photography at