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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog

A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main ...

www.epa.gov/wetlands/wetlands-classification-and-types

Oct 26, 2016 ... The hydrogeomorphic (HGM) includes five major wetland types: riverine, slope depressional, flat and fringe. Marshes; Swamps; Bogs; Fens.

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/bog

Sep 12, 2012 ... A bog is a wetland of soft, spongy ground consisting mainly of partially decayed plant matter called peat.

www.britannica.com/science/bog-wetland

Bog, type of wetland ecosystem characterized by wet, spongy, poorly drained peaty soil. Bogs can be divided into three types: (1) typical bogs of cool regions, ...

www.lakeandwetlandecosystems.com/wetland-plant-communities/bogs

This gives rise to these synonyms for bog wetlands: mire, fen, fenland, peatland, swamp, marsh, swamp, and meadow. A bog can also refer to a wet muddy area ...

knowledgenuts.com/2013/12/02/difference-between-a-marsh-a-swamp-a-bog-and-a-fen

Dec 2, 2013 ... The world's wetlands are ecosystems in themselves, and are defined by the flora and fauna they support. Marshes are nutrient-rich wetlands ...

www.defenders.org/wetlands/types-wetlands

A bog is a fresh water wetland, usually formed in an old glacial lake with a spongy peat base. Most of the bog's water comes from rain. A fen is a fresh water peat ...

www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/n_resource/wetlands/wetlands9_organic.htm

Organic Soil Wetlands ... Bogs are generally formed in depressions where the combination of cool climates and abundant moisture retard the rate of ...

www.birdnature.com/bogs.html

Bogs are also formed when a pond or lake begins to dwindle due to the growth of nearby forests and other wetland plants such as the sphagnum moss and peat ...

content.yardmap.org/learn/bogs

Mar 18, 2016 ... Bogs are one of the most unique and fascinating types of wetlands in North America. Occurring primarily in the Northeastern U.S. and ...