By Nicole Webster
We went off on a adventure a few weeks ago into a bog. Its just past the dump of the North side of the road (left side on your way out of town). It is the leaf shaped clearing on Google Maps:
Credit: D. Macias
There’s no entrance, so a short bush-wack is required. Suz leads the ways for Kat, Daniel, Monica and I. Credit: N. Webster
I call it a bog based on Environment Canada’s definition to separate bogs, swamps, fens, and marshes (which I looked up just for you). This wetland was dominated by sphagnum mosses, and is thus a bog.
Not smelly, but wet, and many of us got in deeper than our rubber boots. Credit: N Webster
Other small lovely thing, a moss of uncertain identity. Credit: N. Webster
Dog in a Bog. Credit: N. Webster
The promised Frog in a Bog (hopefully not that surprising). This is the Northern Red-legged frog, Rana aurora. Credit: N. Webster
The predominant Sphagnum with a lovely (but deadly if you are small and stupid enough) sundew, Drosera rotundifolia. Credit: N. Webster
Considering all our rain, it could be very wet now, but it was a great, though not easy short hike, with a totally different feel than temperate rainforest or sandy/rocky coast.