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Hydrology of Bogs and Fens — Where does the water go?

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Water is continuously percolating beneath the boardwalk. This slow and steady movement of water influences the development of peatlands (bogs and fens) and affects the living ecosystem. We will discuss how groundwater movement is evaluated, the reasons for peat accumulation, and recent hydrology research at Orono Bog related to the linkage between peatlands and greenhouse gases.

Led by Andy Reeve, professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine.

The walk will begin at the start of the boardwalk, and participants are asked to meet at the cabin. To register, email james.bird@maine.edu with “Boardwalk Walk” in the subject line, and provide a telephone number in case of a weather cancellation.


August 10
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Orono Bog Boardwalk
Tripp Drive
Bangor, Maine 04401


James Bird