Moose Bog

Moose Bog is located in the Northeast Kingdom and has many different plants, including the pitcher plant, cotton grass, and cranberries. The bog is composed of the decomposition of organic material and provides habitat for various species, such as moose. The plant species need the characteristics of the bog in order to grow. They are not found in many other areas of Vermont and greatly add to its diversity.

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The bog is a carbon sink, controls floods, provides delicious cranberries, and has a beautiful view. Forest walks can be taken to the bog and people can study the different type of ecosystem. Teachers could take their students to the bog to bird watch and view various species in their natural habitat. It is also a great place to study carnivorous plants. The lack of oxygen and the acidity of bogs means that they contain a very small amount nutrients. That is why pitcher plants have to get their nutrients from insects that they digest. Acid rain is a threat to bogs because they are already naturally acidic. Even the species that can survive in acidic conditions can only do so to an extent. Acid rain can be decreased by lowering pollution and emissions.