Gowing’s swamp is a quaking bog in Concord, Massachusetts. It’s a bog with history – it’s been studied since colonial times and visited by Thoreau, who wrote about it. Here are a few images from the edge of the bog:
I made two visits, and both times was distracted by flowers and insects at the edge of the wetland. I walked around the edge without getting to the mosses and other plants at the heart of the quaking bog. The first time I found the pretty flower with the fanciful name Clasping-leaved Venus’ looking glass (Triodanis perfoliate). I went back a week later to get a better image, but there were no blooms left. I’ve have to go back next year. Or maybe sooner, after I get waders, to find some unusual bog plants.