Cotton balls

bog_boardwalk

As mentioned in a previous postEriophorum vaginatum dots the boggy landscape. As the angle of the sun lowered, the greened vegetation of tamarack, shrubs and spruce created a beautiful golden glow. What isn’t evident from this perspective is that the boardwalk “floats” in the peaty matrix because Sphagnum has an incredible water-retaining capacity. Footprints, human or otherwise, leave long lasting marks in the fragile vegetation.

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