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Peatlands and Bogs

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Naturalist Series

Part of our Rensselaer Naturalist Series! Bogs and other peatlands are very unusual habitats, with plants that grow nowhere else. Ecologist Dr. David Hunt will show us the plants living here, including insect-eating pitcher plants and sundews, and tell us how peatlands form and work. Wear footwear you can get very wet.

Site to be announced.

Register in advance here. Questions? Contact Fran Egbert at   Suggested donation of $5.

Part of our Rensselaer Naturalist Series co-sponsored by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. All are welcome to attend..

Some extra resources for this outing can be found below. Further resources and learning objectives can be found here.

Bogs and Fens. A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United State and Adjacent Canada. Davis, Ronald B. 2016. University Press of New England.

This is a nice introduction to the ecology of bogs and fens and information about 98 of the plants that live there.

Bogs of the Northeast. Johnson, Charles W. 1985. University Press of New England.

A very detailed and fascinating natural history of sphagnum bogs. Very useful to those who plan to or have explored this habitat.

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