Calendar of Events

Orono Bog Boardwalk Programs:

The Randy Alford Memorial Presentation
Bogs and Fens: The Northeast’s Most Pristine Ecosystems
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00
Page Farm and Home Museum
University of Maine

Bogs and fens are wetlands underlain by deep water-saturated peat. In the Northeast, at least 78 of them can be visited on boardwalks to see carnivorous plants, orchids, and uncommon bird species. Dr. Ronald B. Davis, author of Bogs and Fens: A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (University of New England Press, 2016), will describe some of the unique features of these beautiful and fascinating ecosystems, and illustrate his talk with outstanding photographs. Refreshments will be served, and Ron’s book will be available for purchase, with part of the proceeds going to support the Boardwalk reconstruction campaign.

These events are part of a series of free campus and community programs sponsored by the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch. For more information about the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch, the forum series, or these programs, please contact mary.bird@umit.maine.edu.