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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I have to admit, I never thought I’d end up working in the field of wetlands. Like many others, the word “swamp” was the word I typically used to describe any kind of … Continue reading

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The Secret World of Bog By Shanna Baker – Hakai Magazine – September 19, 2016 British Columbia’s wild west coast is generally represented as a place of luxurious forests starring gargantuan Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar looming … Continue reading

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Tropical testate amoebae as hydrological indicators? International Society for Testate Amoeba Research – July 30, 2014 Testate amoebae have been successfully used as indicators of past changes in peatland hydrology, particularly ombrotrophic (i.e., nutrients derived exclusively from precipitation) peatlands of north-temperate … Continue reading

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by Peg Bostwick, ASWM Have you ever been attracted to a plant or animal just because of its name?  I was recently introduced (via print – I have yet to make personal acquaintance) to a pair of tiny emerald dragonflies: … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Maine’s recent ice storm and the nation’s current cold spell has certainly reminded us of how our world changes when we hit deep winter.  During this time of the year, we look for any positive ways to … Continue reading

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The ‘first lady of Irish bog snorkelling’ is queen of a weird sport By Sol Neelman – Wired.co.uk – August 29, 2012 Bog snorkelling saved Julia Galvin’s life. More than a decade ago, the biology teacher from County Kerry, Ireland, … Continue reading

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