University of Maine Press publishes ‘The Bog Walker’s Companion’

“The Bog Walker’s Companion: A Guide to the Orono Bog Boardwalk” has been published by the University of Maine Press. The 166-page book, edited by Jerry Longcore, James Bird and Robert Klose, features 22 essays covering the following topics: Ice-age origins of the Caribou Bog and the global carbon cycle; ecology; hydrology; fungi; lichens; mosses; plants; trees and tall shrubs; insects; herpetofauna; birds, mammals; moths, ferns and spiders; the Boardwalk reconstruction; the National Natural Landmark Program; and education. Biologist and author Bernd Heinrich wrote the preface. Most of the essay authors are current or former faculty or alumni of the University of Maine. More information about the book is online.