Latest Bog Stories
From bog mats to water usage – Quality Mat advocates National Water Month this August with a series of educational initiatives focused on quality and safety awareness. Killdeer,
Scientists have developed a new way to rescue the Bogong High Plains and their endangered alpine wetlands from invading European willows.
Bogs and mires are important ecosystems that also play an important role the storage of global atmospheric carbon emissions.
A fractured skull and a thigh bone hacked in half -- finds of damaged human bones along with axes, spears, clubs and shields confirm that the bog at Alken Enge was the site of violent conflict
The northern part of the North Island of New Zealand is marked at approximately 38° S latitude by a distinct ecological boundary known as the "kauri line".
A method of monitoring roots rarely used in wetlands will help Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers effectively study the response of a high-carbon ecosystem to elevated temperatures and levels of carbon dioxide.
In the summer of 2008, a lightning strike started a wildfire in eastern North Carolina that burned for weeks, blanketing nearby communities in smoke.
The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...
A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....
The southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) is native to North America, and its range overlaps with that of the Northern Bog Lemming in southeastern Canada. It prefers a habitat within wetlands, grasslands, and mixed forests in eastern North America. It once held two subspecies, the Kansas and Nebraska, bog lemmings, but these are now extinct. The southern bog lemming can reach an average body length of 5.1 inches and a weight of around 1.2 ounces. Its body is round with contrastingly...
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