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bog

A quagmire covered with grasses, wet, spongy ground; a small marsh or plant community on moist, acidic peat.

bog

an area of peat formation, typically in upland situations, which supports an extremely OLIGOTROPHIC vegetation. See FEN.
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When the men found the container Joe returned to his house and researched bog butter on the Internet.
Using carbon dating technology on their findings, they discovered that each layer of the bog preserved up to 8,500 years worth of plant and animal matter, and they began slowly unraveling the bog's literally cool history.
And there is plenty of fresh water to irrigate and flood the bogs.
In 1997, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program began to experiment with livestock grazing to control woody vegetation in bog turtle wetlands.
We feel we can show that these bogs, which are not wetlands, are old bogs with a lot of humidified material below-good for fuel purposes.
The Wellington Plains bog [484950, 5849700 on map 8223-S (Tamboritha-Moroka), AMG 55] in the south Gippsland Alps was selected as it includes almost undisturbed areas containing the sequence of Sphagnum hummocks and hollows characteristic of intact bogs.
A few vascular plants and shrubs occur on the better-drained hummocks that typically occur on the undulating bog surface, but unless they are shallow-rooted and acidophilous, they struggle and their growth is stunted.
He was introduced to the bog more than 50 years ago by his grandparents and later by his aunt and he cherishes the treasure contained in the brown land banks of the quiet Co Galway countryside.
The representatives of provinces, FATA, ICT, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage and Ministry of Finance will act as ex-officio members of the BOG.
In HMC Peshawar BOG members include former federal secretary Sahibzada Syed, Surgeon Dr.
Evidence of volcanoes that erupted thousands of miles away can be seen by the thin layer of volcanic ash (tephra) that falls on, and is captured by, the bog.
Phillippa Pearson, catchment risk manager for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water said: "Blanket peat bog is basically a big sponge, which stores water.