quaking bog


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quaking bog

n.
A floating mat of vegetation, including mosses and shrubs, that forms across the surface of a shallow pond and characteristically shakes when walked on.
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The snow party thrown by the Friends of Volo Bog and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources features planned activities like winter-themed nature crafts, a snow sculpting contest, bog tours, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking on Illinois' only quaking bog natural area.
active raised bogs and transition mires, quaking bogs, and depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion) in the Natura 2000 sites, Lasy Janowskie and Uroczyska LasEw Janowskich.
It will also seek to guarantee their long-term maintence and introduce specific management of the priority habitat Transition mires and quaking bogs.
The wooded landscape of the HunsrE-ck low mountain range in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate hosts the severely endangered habitat type Transition mires and quaking bogs , as well as the priority habitat type Bog woodland .
The most important habitats found here include: sand dune and dune-heath vegetation on land dunes, dry heath land vegetation, transition mires, quaking bogs, Molinia caerulea meadows, species rich Nardus-grasslands, oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters, old oak forests, forests on extremely wet soils and an epiphyte flora.