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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged bog

  • One Day in a Magical Place

    David Morse
    | September 27, 2016 | Filed under: Observations

    The enjoyment of simple things can be the most rewarding.

  • A Botanist's Perception of Time

    | June 6, 2013 | Filed under: Observations

    A botanist’s perception of time is measured by the coming and going of flowers. We can’t stop it, but we have the ability to rewind it.

  • Spring Tale

    | April 25, 2013

    The lunchtime trail walk temptation was strong on Wednesday, so I went to the bog boardwalk to eat in the sun. I had late April optimism about birds and butterflies, but saw few of the former and none of the latter during my half-hour sit.

    Close-up view of springtails on boardwalk planksAfter being settled with a sandwich for several minutes, I happened to glance down at the boardwalk a few planks away and registered a whole lot of movement. In a moment I realized that hundreds — no, thousands — of itty bitty jumping bugs were teeming over the area. A quick check of my food and clothes calmed fears of an infestation, then I gave my full attention to the easily overlooked swarm.

  • Dragon's Mouth in the Bog

    | June 6, 2012 | Filed under: Observations

    Dragon's mouth is a perennial herb in the orchid family that blooms in the bog along the Muskie Trail.

  • Boardwalk Completed over Muskie Bog

    Charles Lord
    | November 9, 2010 | Filed under: Culture

    A new boardwalk protects a fragile bog habitat while keeping feet quite a bit drier. This has been a long-desired improvement.