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Every February Sax Zim Bog has a birding festival. One of the items on my bucket list was to make it to the festival. Unfortunately it didn’t work out again this year so we decided to drive up to Sax Zim Bog just to look around. We didn’t see a lot in the way of wildlife. There were some Red Squirrels, Black-capped Chickadees and Pine Siskin’s at the feeders at the welcome center. We also saw a Black-billed Magpie and quite a few crows.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel

The most interesting thing we saw was in Meadowlands. This is the small town where the bird tours originate during the festival so we decided to look around town. As we were driving down the main drag we noticed a sign for the corporate headquarters of the Schneiderman’s Furniture stores. At first we thought it was a joke but when we looked it up on the internet it is true, the headquarters is in Meadowlands. Given that Meadowlands is a small town of several hundred in the middle of nowhere we though this was most intriguing.

For those of you not living around the Twin Cities, Schneiderman’s Furnature is a local chain of furniture stores. There is a fascinating story of how Schneiderman’s Furniture stores got started out on the web.



  1. Great pictures love the squirrel

  2. Lovely shots……

  3. Wonderful photographs!

  4. I hadn’t heard of the festival or the furniture brand!

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