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Pumping the swamps with the “sloughpumper"

Photo by Nouspique on Flickr
Photo by Nouspique on Flickr

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A master of camouflage and singer of a most unusual song. The American bittern is also commonly known as a “sloughpumper” In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Jay Andersen, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, speaks with local naturalist Chel Anderson about this reclusive resident of our swamps and reedy shorelines.