Sax-Zim Bog

               
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St. Louis County

 

Size

247 square miles

 
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Begin Wildlife Drive

Meadowlands (CR 193 & CR 496)
N47 4.181, W92 44.028

 
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Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)

Tamarack Lowlands

Land Type Association(s)

Aurora Till Plain

Floodwood Peatlands

Warba Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Not mapped (3/29/2016)
 
Natural Features

Spruce, tamarack and northern white cedar bogs


Ownership

Mostly private property

 
Links

Iron Trail Tourism Bureau

The Sax-Zim Bog


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Large Area
Sax-zim Bog is an area, not a site. It is 247 square miles of prime birding habitat in St. Louis County About half of the land in the area is owned by the county. The area includes four wildlife management areas, Sax WMA, Zim WMA, Femroy WMA, and Little Whiteface River WMA. Outside of these WMAs, the best way to explore the area is in your car. Winter is the best time to see owls and shrikes.


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  Sax Zim Bog 2014
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Feb. 7-8, 2014

 
     
  Sax Zim Bog - Jan 2015
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  Sax Zim Bog - Jan 2015  
 
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Sax Zim Bog Northern Minnesota

 
     

 

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  Great Gray Owl - Sax-Zim Bog 1/25/13
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Great Gray along McDavitt road in the bog

 
     

 

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Birds

Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Black-billed Magpie


 

     
 

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Birds

The three wildlife management areas within the Sax-Zim Bog emphasize protection for Sharp-tailed Grouse.

 
 

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus campestris)

Great Gray Owl

Plants

tamarack


 

 

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