A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and ... Bogs have distinctive assemblages of animal, fungal and plant species, and are of high importance for biodiversity, particularly in landscapes that ...
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Mar 24, 2016 ... Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge consists of a conservation easement on ... Seventeen bog species are either federally listed under the ...
Because decomposition happens so slowly, anything that falls into a bog, including animals and people, can be preserved for long periods of time!
Marshes are home to a variety of animals, including beavers, alligators, newts, shrimp and turtles. ... Some species of carnivorous plants are also found in bogs.
Sep 12, 2012 ... Quaking bogs bounce when people or animals walk on them, giving them their name. Raised bogs are vaguely dome-shaped, as decaying ...
Nov 25, 2014 ... Bogs are characterized by a continuous carpet of sphagnum moss, a species- poor herbaceous layer, low ericaceous, evergreen shrubs, and ...
Because of the different growth characteristics of peat moss species, bog surfaces are structured. Water-filled depressions (hollows) create small bog pools.