Field Notes: Mysterious Bogs

Jun 9, 2015

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Say you were writing a murder mystery set in the Northwoods, and you were looking for a clever place to hide a fictional body. How about bogs? Don’t things just slide into bogs and disappear? Susan Knight is an Associate Scientist at the UW-Madison Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, and she’s actually fielded this question--and many others--in her studies of bogs. Explore this peculiar environment in this month's edition of “Field Notes."