Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bog

Bogs are a type of wetland area that is very acidic. The water is brown due to the high levels of tannic acid. For this reason there aren't many frogs hanging out in the bog; they go for better water elsewhere.

But bogs provide a home to some rare plants, including orchids that love the acidic conditions.

Much of our coal deposits are the result of ancient bogs.   


  1. Good shot of a typical bog. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.