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Lütt-Witt Moor, a bog in Henstedt-Ulzburg in northern Germany.
Lütt-Witt Moor, a bog in Henstedt-Ulzburg in northern Germany.

A bog is a wetland type that accumulates acidic peat, a deposit of dead plant material. The term peat bog in common usage is not entirely redundant, although it would be proper to call these sphagnum bogs if the peat is composed mostly of acidophilic moss (peat moss or Sphagnum spp.). Lichens are a principal component of peat in the far north. Moisture is provided entirely by precipitation, and for this reason bog waters are acidic and termed ombrotrophic (or cloud-fed), which accounts for their low plant nutrient status. Excess rainfall outflows, with dissolved tannins from the plant matter giving a distinctive tan colour to bog waters. See also blackwater river. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1330, 1241 KB) Summary Lütt-Witt Moor, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1330, 1241 KB) Summary Lütt-Witt Moor, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. ... Henstedt-Ulzburg is a municipality in the district of Segeberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Acidity redirects here. ... Peat in Lewis, Scotland Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. ... Subclasses Sphagnidae Andreaeidae Tetraphidae Polytrichidae Archidiidae Buxbaumiidae Bryidae Mosses are small, soft plants that are typically 1–10 cm tall, though some species are much larger. ... Species See text. ... Lichenes from Ernst Haeckels Artforms of Nature, 1904 Lichens are symbiotic associations of a fungus (the mycobiont) with a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont also known as the phycobiont) that can produce food for the lichen from sunlight. ... Dew on a spider web Moldy bread Moisture generally refers to the presence of water, often in trace amounts. ... The word Ombrotrophic refers to a type of peatland which receives all of its water and nutrients from precipitation falling directly on its surface. ... The word Ombrotrophic refers to a type of peatland which receives all of its water and nutrients from precipitation falling directly on its surface. ... Tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins. ... Blackwater rivers are rivers with waters colored like black tea to coffee. ...

A wider view of another portion of Lütt-Witt Moor.
A wider view of another portion of Lütt-Witt Moor.

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Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 2216 KB) Lütt-Witt Moor in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 2216 KB) Lütt-Witt Moor in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany. ...

Distribution and extent

Bogs are widely distributed in cold, temperate climes, mostly in the northern hemisphere (Boreal). The world's largest wetlands are the bogs of the Western Siberian Lowlands in Russia, which cover more than 600,000 square kilometres. Sphagnum bogs were widespread in northern Europe. Ireland was more than 15% bog; Achill Island off Ireland is 87% bog. There are extensive bogs in Canada and Alaska (called muskeg), Scotland (called mosses), the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia (20% boglands), Finland (26%), and northern Germany. There are also bogs in the Falkland Islands. Ombrotrophic wetlands - that is, bogs - are also found in the tropics, with notable areas documented in Kalimantan; these habitats are forested so would be better called swamps. Extensive bogs cover the northern areas of the U.S. states of Minnesota and Michigan, most notably on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. The pocosin of the southeastern United States is like a bog in that it is an acidic wetland but it has its own unusual combination of features. In certain areas such as Ireland and Scotland, coastal bogs are frequently intruded upon by low lying dunes called Machairs. Boreal may refer to these: Northern from the eponymous Boreas, god of the North Wind in Greek mythology. ... It has been suggested that Western Siberia be merged into this article or section. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Location of Achill Island. ... Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Muskeg is a soil type (also a peatland or wetland type called a bog) common in arctic and boreal areas. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe and the United Kingdom Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy... The word Ombrotrophic refers to a type of peatland which receives all of its water and nutrients from precipitation falling directly on its surface. ... Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Isle Royale is an island of the Great Lakes, located in the northwest of Lake Superior. ... Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA, to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan, USA, to the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Pocosin is a Native American term for a type of palustrine wetland with deep, acidic, sandy, peat soils. ... The machair on Berneray, Outer Hebrides The Scottish Gaelic word machair or machar refers to a fertile low-lying raised beach found on the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. ...


Bog habitats

Virgin boreal acid bogs at Brown's Lake Bog, Ohio. The tree cover is not typical of a bog.
Virgin boreal acid bogs at Brown's Lake Bog, Ohio. The tree cover is not typical of a bog.

Bogs are recognized as a significant habitat type by a number of governmental and conservation agencies. For example, the United Kingdom in its Biodiversity Action Plan establishes bog habitats as a priority for conservation. Bogs are challenging environments for plant life because they are low in nutrients and very acidic. Carnivorous plants have adapted to these conditions by using insects as a nutrient source. The high acidity of bogs and the absorption of water by sphagnum moss reduce the amount of water available for plants. Some bog plants, such as Leatherleaf, have waxy leaves to help retain moisture. Bogs also offer a unique environment for animals. For instance, English bogs give a home to the boghopper beetle and a yellow fly called the hairy canary. Download high resolution version (1837x1835, 94 KB)Browns Lake Bog, National Natural Landmark, Designated April 1967 Wayne County - This site is one of the few well-preserved, virgin boreal acid bogs remaining in a region where wetlands have been drained for agricultural use. ... Download high resolution version (1837x1835, 94 KB)Browns Lake Bog, National Natural Landmark, Designated April 1967 Wayne County - This site is one of the few well-preserved, virgin boreal acid bogs remaining in a region where wetlands have been drained for agricultural use. ... Boreal may refer to these: Northern from the eponymous Boreas, god of the North Wind in Greek mythology. ... Diademed Sifaka, an endangered primate of Madagascar Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) is a an internationally recognized programme addressing threatened species or habitats, which is designed to protect and restore biological systems. ... Nepenthes mirabilis in flower, growing on a road cut in Palau Carnivorous plants (sometimes called insectivorous plants) are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, most focusing on insects and other arthropods. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Binomial name Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench The Leather leaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) is a shrub in the plant family Ericaceae and the only species in the genus Chamaedaphne. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Suborders Nematocera (includes Eudiptera) Brachycera Wikispecies has information related to: Diptera True flies are insects of the Order Diptera (Greek: di = two, and pteron = wing), possessing a single pair of wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. ...

Sphagnum bog vegetation, Tříjezerní slať, Šumava.
Sphagnum bog vegetation, Tříjezerní slať, Šumava.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 869 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bog ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 869 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bog ... Species See text. ... The Å umava (English: Bohemian forest)   listen? is a low mountain range in Central Europe. ...

Uses of bogs

Industrial uses

A bog is a very early stage in the formation of coal deposits. In fact, bogs can catch fire and often sustain long-lasting smouldering blazes, producing smoke and carbon dioxide, thus causing health and environmental problems. After drying, peat is used as a fuel. More than 20% of home heat in Ireland comes from peat, and it is also used for fuel in Finland, Scotland, Germany, and Russia. Russia is the leading producer of peat for fuel at more than 90 million metric tons per year. Ireland's Bord na Móna (peat board) was one of the first companies to mechanically harvest peat. Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of one carbon and two oxygen atoms, and is in a gaseous state in the atmosphere of the Earth. ... Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal and petroleum (fuel oil or natural gas), formed from the fossilized remains of dead plants and animals[1] by exposure to heat and pressure in the Earths crust over hundreds of millions of years[2]. The theory that hydrocarbons were formed from these... Bord na Móna (lit. ...


The other major use of dried peat is as a soil amendment (sold as moss peat or sphagnum) to increase the soil's capacity to retain moisture and enrich the soil. It is also used as a mulch. Some distilleries, notably Laphroaig, use peat fires to smoke the barley used in making scotch whisky. More than 90% of the bogs in England have been destroyed.[1][2] A soil amendment is any of a class of materials which are used to adjust the soil for increased fertility. ... In agriculture and gardening, mulch is a protective cover placed over the soil, primarily to modify the effects of the local climate. ... Laboratory distillation set-up using, without a fractionating column 1: Heat source 2: Still pot 3: Still head 4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature 5: Condenser 6: Cooling water in 7: Cooling water out 8: Distillate/receiving flask 9: Vacuum/gas inlet 10: Still receiver 11: Heat control 12: Stirrer speed... A distinctive pagoda style kiln chimney at Laphroaig Laphroaig (pronounced la-FROYG or [1]) is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery situated on the island of Islay off the West coast of Scotland. ... Binomial name L. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is an annual cereal grain, which serves as a major animal feed crop, with smaller amounts used for malting and in health food. ... An independent bottling of Royal Brackla Single Malt Scotch whisky is whisky made in Scotland. ...


Other uses

Bog Huckleberry at Polly's Cove, Nova Scotia
Bog Huckleberry at Polly's Cove, Nova Scotia

Blueberries, cranberries, cloudberries, huckleberries, wild strawberries and lingonberries are harvested from the wild in bogs. Bog oak, wood that has been partially preserved by bogs, has been used in manufacture of furniture. Image File history File links BogHBy. ... Image File history File links BogHBy. ... Wild huckleberry in the Mount Hood National Forest. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Species See text. ... Species Vaccinium erythrocarpum Vaccinium macrocarpon Vaccinium microcarpum Vaccinium oxycoccus Approximate ranges of the cranberries in sect. ... Binomial name Rubus chamaemorus L. The cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), also called bakeapple in Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island is a slow-growing species of Rubus, producing edible fruit. ... Wild huckleberry in the Mount Hood National Forest. ... Strawberries Promo Strawberries is an album by The Damned released October 1982 on Bronze Records (catalogue #BRON 542). ... Binomial name Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. The Cowberry and Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) are small evergreen shrubs in the plant family Ericaceae that bear edible fruit. ... Bog oak (also known as Bog wood) are trunks of, typically oak, trees that have been buried in peat bogs and thus preserved from decay. ... welcome:: This is an article about items in a room. ...


Sphagnum bogs are also used for sport, but this can be damaging. All-terrain vehicles are especially damaging to bogs. Bog snorkelling is popular in England and Wales and has even produced the associated sport of mountain bike bog snorkelling. Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Wales, hosts the World Bog Snorkeling Championships. In this event, competitors with mask, snorkel, and scuba fins swim along a 60-meter trench cut through a peat bog. The term All-Terrain Vehicle or ATV is used in a general sense to describe any of a number of small open motorized buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. ... Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. ... This article is about the country. ... Llanwrtyd Wells (Welsh: Llanwrtyd) is a small town in Powys, in the traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying on the River Irfon. ... A scuba diver in usual sport diving gear SCUBA is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. ...


Archaeology

In parts of Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom, peat bog conditions exist where the subsurface chemistry of moisture combined with an anaerobic environment, such that remarkable preservation of animal organisms can result.[3] Some bogs have preserved ancient oak logs useful in dendrochronology, and they have yielded extremely well-preserved bog bodies, with organs, skin, and hair intact, buried there thousands of years ago after apparent Germanic and Celtic human sacrifice. Excellent examples of such human specimens are Haraldskær Woman and Tollund Man in Denmark. In the Iron Age culture of Denmark, a discovery of several victims of ritual sacrifice by strangulation was recorded.[4] The corpses were thrown into peat bogs where they were discovered after 2000 years, perfectly preserved down to their facial expressions, although well-tanned by the acidic environment of the Danish bogs. The Germanic culture has similarities to the characteristics of the probably Celtic Lindow man found at Lindow Common and with the Frisian culture described in the story of St. Wulfram. In Ireland, at Ceide fields in County Mayo, a 5000 year old neolithic farming landscape complete with field walls and hut sites has been found preserved under a raised blanket bog. Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus (from Latin oak tree), and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... The growth rings of an unknown tree species, at Bristol Zoo, England Pinus taeda Cross section showing annual rings, Cheraw, South Carolina Pine stump showing growth rings Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the method of scientific dating based on the analysis of tree-ring growth patterns. ... Grauballe man at Mosegaard-Museum, Denmark Bog bodies, also known as bog people, are preserved human bodies found in sphagnum bogs in Northern Europe, Britain and Ireland. ... The Celts practised human sacrifice on a limited scale as part of their religious rituals. ... Haraldskær Woman in glass covered coffin, Velje, Denmark The Haraldskær Woman (or Haraldskaer Woman) is a well-preserved Iron Age bog body naturally preserved in a bog in Jutland, Denmark. ... Preserved full length corpse of the Tollund Man, with rope around neck The Tollund Man lived during the 4th century BC, during the time period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Lindow Man is the name given to the naturally-preserved bog body of an Iron Age man, discovered in a peat bog at Lindow Moss, Wilmslow, Cheshire, northwest England, on 1 August 1984 by commercial peat-cutters. ... Lindow Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) located on the western edge of the town of Wilmslow, Cheshire in the northwest of England. ... Satellite view of the German Bight (the Frisian Coast). ... Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram is also known as Wulfram of Fontenelle. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... A Blanket bog is a type of bog found mainly in the midlands of the Republic of Ireland. ...


Fiction and song

Gothic Fiction is commonly set on a moor, a type of landscape common in Great Britain and Ireland which often has extensive bogs. One example is "The Hound of the Baskervilles", a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle which is largely set on Dartmoor and contains the fictional bog Grimpen Mire, said to have been based on Fox Tor in Devon. Strawberry Hill, an English villa in the Gothic revival style, built by seminal Gothic writer Horace Walpole Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. ... Moorland in the Pennines (England); Coarse grasses and bracken tend to dominate especially in high rainfall areas. ... The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, which is set largely on Dartmoor 1889. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish born author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. ... High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor and southern England at 621 m (2037 ft) above sea level, with Yes Tor beyond. ... Fox Tor is a relatively minor hill on Dartmoor, in the United Kingdom, but is best known for the swampy land that lies beneath it. ... “Devonshire” redirects here. ...


Several comic book characters are based on the idea of a half-plant/half-human creature living in a bog, notably The Heap, Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, and Solomon Grundy. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The Heap is the name of three fictional, comic book muck-monsters, the original of which first appeared in Hillman Periodicals Air Fighters #3 (Dec. ... The Swamp Thing is a fictional character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for DC Comics, and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy comic book series of the same name. ... The Man-Thing is a fictional comic book creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, and featured in various Marvel Comics titles, the most prominent of which was written by Steve Gerber. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ...


German industrial band Bigod 20 had their biggest hit with 1990's "The Bog", in which the narrator, a fell creature living within the bog or perhaps the bog itself, describes how he's swallowing the listener's body. American post-punk band be your own PET also has a song called "Bog", where the singer mentions having drowned her boyfriend in a bog. Bigod 20 is a German electro-industrial band which was formed in 1989 by music producers Andreas Tomalla (aka Talla 2XLC and formerly of the band Moskwa TV) and Markus Nikolai (aka Jallokin). ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... The correct title of this article is be your own PET. The initial letter is capitalized because of technical restrictions. ...


The main character in Jethro Tull's song Aqualung "goes down to the bog and warms his feet." Jethro Tull are a Grammy Award stealing English rock band that formed in 1967-1968[1]. Their music is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead flute work of front man Ian Anderson. ... Jethro Tulls fourth album, Aqualung Aqualung is the title track of the album Aqualung by Jethro Tull, written by Ian Anderson and his then-wife Jennie. ...


One of Europe's best-known protest songs, "Peat Bog Soldiers", was written by prisoners in Nazi moorland labour camps in the Emsland and describes their penal labour in bog drainage. This is one of Europes best-known protest songs. ... The Nazi Party (German: , or NSDAP, English: National Socialist German Workers Party), was a far-right, racist political party in Germany between 1920 and 1945. ... Piles of bodies in a liberated Nazi concentration camp in Germany Prior to and during World War II, Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (Konzentrationslager, abbreviated KZ or KL) throughout the territories it controlled. ... Emsland is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Penal labour or penal servitude is a form of unfree labour. ... Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area. ...


Trivia

  • The last Sunday in July is International Bog Day [1]
  • Bog is also a British and Irish slang word for toilet. Toilet paper is called a bog roll
  • The phrase bog standard is often used to describe something that is ordinary or regular issue
  • The Mysterious Bog People is a travelling museum exhibition organized by the Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, the Niedersachsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover, Germany, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
  • Bog Snorkelling is a tongue-in-cheek extreme sport with competitors swimming through murky water-filled trenches cut into a bog.
  • Some cultures believe that if you enter a bog all medical issues would be cured.[citation needed]

Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Flush toilet. ... Categories: Museums in Canada | Ottawa buildings | Canadian federal departments and agencies ... The Glenbow Museum is Western Canadas largest museum, with over 93,000 square feet (8,600 m²) of exhibition space in more than 20 galleries, showcasing a selection of the Glenbows collection of over a million objects. ... Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. ... Ice climbing is considered an extreme sport. ...

See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... This is a list of bogs. ... A string bog is a bog consisting of slightly elevated ridges and islands, with woody plants, alternating with flat, wet sedge mat areas. ... A Blanket bog is a type of bog found mainly in the midlands of the Republic of Ireland. ... Grauballe man at Mosegaard-Museum, Denmark Bog bodies, also known as bog people, are preserved human bodies found in sphagnum bogs in Northern Europe, Britain and Ireland. ... Bog butter refers a ancient waxy substance found buried in peat bogs, particularly in the United Kingdom. ... Blackwater rivers are rivers with waters colored like black tea to coffee. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a national organisation established in 1982 which works to conserve and protect a representative sample of Irish bogs. ... Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, cat tails, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Will o the Wisp (reenacted) The will o the wisp or ignis fatuus, or in plural form as ignes fatui (fools fire(s)) refers to the ghostly lights sometimes seen at night or twilight that hover over damp ground in still air — often over bogs. ...

References

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/3942167.stm
  2. ^ http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/policy/water/water/peat_bogs/index.asp
  3. ^ C.M.Hogan, Haraldskaer Woman, Lumina Technologies Press, July, 2005
  4. ^ P.V. Glob, The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved

External links

  • Ballynahone Bog
  • Black Spruce Bog Describes a forested bog type of North America


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Encyclopedia4U - Bog - Encyclopedia Article (526 words)
Bog waters are acidic due to the accumulated decaying vegetation.
Bogs are distributed in cold, temperate climates, mostly in the northern hemisphere (Boreal).
Bog snorkeling is popular in England and Wales and has even produced the associated sport of mountain bike bog snorkeling.
AllRefer.com - bog (Geology And Oceanography) - Encyclopedia (376 words)
Because of this formation bogs are sometimes treacherous (quaking bogs shake under the weight of a man) and have occasionally resulted in fatalities when a man or animal breaks through the vegetative crust.
Because of their extreme acidity, bogs form a natural preservative and have been found to be a valuable repository of animals and plants of earlier times.
Another consequence of the drainage and filling of bogs is the decreased water-holding capacity of the land, resulting in rapid run-off during rains and the increased siltation of rivers and streams.
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