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Bogs are a type of landscape rich on birds and insects, plants and flowers. I don’t know what this fellow is focusing on but I do know the bog is an interesting place for photography.

A bog or mire (in Norwegian: Myr) is a wetland type that accumulates acidic peat, a deposit of dead plant material - usually mosses, but also lichens in Arctic climates. Bogs are widely distributed in cold, temperate climates, mostly in the northern hemisphere. The world's largest wetlands are the bogs of the Western Siberian lowlands in Russia, which cover more than 600,000 square kilometres or almost two times the area of Norway.

Bogs are common in Northern Europe, and there are extensive bogs in Canada and Alaska called muskeg. There are also bogs in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands in the southern hemisphere.

Blueberries, cranberries, cloudberries, huckleberries and lingonberries are harvested from the wild in bogs. And did you know that a bog is a very early stage in the formation of coal deposits?

By the way – the International Bog Day is the last Sunday in July every year…

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Two workshops for additional bogland views

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