Reeves to Lead Hydrology Talk at Orono Bog Boardwalk

The hydrology of peatlands will be the focus of an August talk through the Orono Bog Boardwalk led by University of Maine professor Andy Reeves.

Reeves, a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences who specializes in groundwater flow and solute transport in peatlands systems, will deliver the talk, “Hydrology in Bogs and Fens — Where Does the Water Go?” from 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

The discussion will focus on the continuous stream of water that percolates beneath the boardwalk, and how the movement influences the development of peatlands and affects the living ecosystem. Reeves will discuss how groundwater movement is evaluated, the reasons for peat accumulation and recent hydrology research done at the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

The walk will start at the beginning of the boardwalk — located in the Rolland F. Perry (Bangor) City Forest. Space is limited to 12 participants and registration is required. To register, email with your name and telephone number. Use “Boardwalk Nature Walk” as the email subject line.