Author Archives: Debra Smith

Craft/vendor fair at AMVETS Saturday

Is the Intervale a bog?

A few days ago, we shared a link to a story in the Portland Press Herald about three hunters being rescued from a local bog. Is the Intervale a bog, I wondered? It seems more like a marsh— Of course, I googled it and here’s what I found:

The world’s wetlands are ecosystems in themselves, and are defined by the flora and fauna they support. Marshes are nutrient-rich wetlands that support a variety of reeds and grasses, while swamps are defined by their ability to support woody plants and trees. Bogs are characterized by their poor soil and high peat content, while fens have less peat and more plant life than a bog. Keep reading