Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kouchibouguac National Park bog

What an amazing bog! An expanding bog, slowly taking over adjacent forest, it was by far the largest bog community that we've ever seen, comparable to intact pitcher plant bogs in long-leaf pine savannah or the wet savannah in Apalachicola National Forest in northern Florida.

Ours in the Southern Appalachians tend to be small and shrinking, as the bogs fill in with shrubs and trees.

A well-constructed boardwalk  provided excellent access. Parks Canada does a great job of managing visitor impact to fragile areas such as these bog and marsh habitats!

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