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Bogs & Fens

A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada

Ronald B. Davis

The word is spreading among outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers that bogs and fens (peatlands) are among the most fascinating and beautiful places to visit. This growing reputation, along with the development of boardwalks that allow a close look at the ecosystem without getting one’s feet wet, has led to an upsurge in visits to these wetlands. To aid the increasing number of bog walkers, Ronald B. Davis has produced an attractive and informative guide to the trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the peatlands of the greater American northeastern region. The book covers 155 of the species most likely to be discovered alongside the boardwalks and presents stunning photographs of 98 of them. It includes a primer on the ecology of peatlands and offers an invaluable guide to 78 peatlands with boardwalks across the region. This essential guide to the wonders of the bog trails will appeal to boardwalk newbies and old pros alike.

Paper: $24.95
ISBN-13: 9781611687934
Pages: 304 | Size: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
Date Published: June 7, 2016
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“A beautiful, user-friendly guide to 98 of the most common plants that inhabit peatlands in northeastern North America.”

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  • A beautiful, user-friendly guide to 98 of the most common plants that inhabit peatlands in northeastern North America. . . . Recommended.

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About the Author

Ronald B. Davis

Dr. Davis began his research with ecological studies of northern New England salt marshes and coastal spruce-fir forests. He has since extended his studies to the lakes, alpine tundra, and peatlands of the region. This work includes both modern ecology and paleoecology (pollen, plant macrofossils, diatoms, geochemistry). In recent years his work in the region has focused on two subjects: (1)The ecology of Maine’s bogs and fens, including plant population responses to geographic, climatic, …

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