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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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Verhoeven JTA, Maltby E, Schmitz MB (1990) Nitrogen and phosphorus mineralisation in fens and bogs.
This was an outcome congruent with observations of naturally occurring bogs that show sphagnum succeeding best at levels five to fifteen centimetres above the mean water table.
However, since bogs are rare in Ohio, and they serve an invaluable educational role, we suggest concrete ways of enhancing the present bog and possibly delaying the inevitable succession towards a terrestrial forest.
Just ask any of the hardy locals who make their way to Clonmoylan Bog in South-East Galway, no matter what the weather is doing.
With concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere growing rapidly it is ever more important to manage these bogs so that they can continue to store carbon for us.
However, by filling in the drainage ditches with diggers, and re-wetting the moors, the peat bogs can be returned to good condition, where they are drawing in carbon dioxide once again and helping fight climate change.
On Simonside's western flank, between the heights of Tosson Hill and Ravensheugh, is an area of heather and blanket bog called Boddle Moss, which is one of Europe's Special Areas of Conservation.
Both bogs are situated within the boundaries of the Merry Lea Environmental Center of Goshen College (Figure 1).
In recent decades, livestock grazing has decreased or ceased entirely in many areas, and trees and shrubs are beginning to dominate bog turtle wetlands.
The remaining smaller area of the natural bog (about 160 ha) separates the exploitable peat deposit from the Lake of Rekyva and protects the lake from the possible negative impact of peat extraction.
Along with our other restoration works, planting cottongrass is crucial to prevent the bogs from deteriorating, and will hopefully provide the first step to their recovery".
You'd have to wonder why they were here - what's on the bog, only turf?