That’s what my college ecology teacher said years ago. He was right. Well, of course you’ve “lived,” still, a bog is quite an experience. And a mosquito free experience. You’d think all that water would be a breeding ground for all kinds of water bugs. It turns out that there’s not enough oxygen and the water is too acidic. In other words, a hostile environment for mosquitoes.
I also learned a bit about the birds in my back yard from the volunteer manning the gift shop desk. Turns out those really are catbirds, and that beautiful song that turns into a scolding chatter are tiny house wrens.