Wetland ecology at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology – Day 10
Sphagnum, the Botanical Beaver. Two weeks of wetland ecology completed! We spent the morning doing some experiments with Sphagnum moss, to better understand the mechanism that allows it to acidify its environment. We then built on yesterday’s field observations by examining the ecology of swamps and riparian wetlands in greater detail. To celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, in the afternoon we loaded into canoes and spent a couple hours exploring Geneva Marsh – the largest marsh in Pennsylvania. It was a relaxing way to end the week, and hopefully everyone will return on Tuesday rejuvenated and ready for one final week of full “immersion” in wetlands.
PLE Day 10, a set on Flickr.