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Join us to visit several pocket peatlands in the Groton Town Forest--a bog, a graminoid fen, and a shrub fen.

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Groton Town Forest
Groton, Massachusetts 
United States
Presenter: Patricia Swain
Contact: Lindsay Martucci

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Pocket Peatlands

Visit several pocket peatlands in the Groton Town Forest. Many characteristic peatland species are present, but this trip will focus on the natural communities and their differences as well as variations among and within the peatlands, which include a bog, an acidic graminoid fen, and a shrub fen. On September 24th,cranberries were in full fruit, the pitcher plants were growing happily on dense sphagnum moss, and even an occasional “confused” sheep laurel was flowering.  The ground is somewhat wet; boots are recommended for footwear.  


Habitat: bogs and acidic fens

Known For: natural community occurrences of a diverse set of pocket peatlands
Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Groton, MA
Program Code: FDT1066-NEWFS
Instructor: Patricia Swain
Fee: $28 (Member) / $35 (Nonmember)
Limit: 10 (5 from each organization)
Coordinating Cosponsor: New England Wild Flower Society


NOTE:  A couple of recommended books about bogs are listed as "related products" for folks who are interested in the topic.  These books ARE NOT required for the course.

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