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Boggin' It

Last weekend some friends and I went "bogging" in northern Wisconsin. Bogs are very unique environments that support unusual communities of plants and animals adapted to live in low nutrient and acidic conditions. Unfortunately these environments are dwindling due to development.
Bogs wetlands are supplied only by rain and snow. The oxygen-starved conditions make dead plant matter from certain plants such as sphagnum moss decompose slowly, forming deep layers of black peat. When walking in a bog, you are essentially walking on a floating community.
I snapped a few pictures of bog residents.