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A Year in the Maine Woods Setting & Symbolism

Bernd Heinrich
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Lichen and Moss

Lichen and moss are organisms that can grow almost anywhere. They can survive in any type of climate because they are completely self-contained. The author enjoys looking at the lichen and moss as fall changes to winter. He observes it on every possible surface, rocks, fallen trees, and even the bare ground. He loves the intricate patterns of the growth and the variations of colors.

Bogs

A bog is a wetland where there is water on the surface and a thick layer of dead plant material underneath. The author visits several different bogs near and far from his cabin in the book. When he goes to the bogs, he always observes the types of plants growing berries if there are any. He also like to wade into the bog a little and see what animals and insects may be lurking below the surface.

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