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Kettle Bog along the Brent Road

2018 June 20

We visited a kettle bog along the Brent Road associated with the Greenbough Esker. This is a very interesting little wet land unlike any other that we know in the area. We were hoping that we would find some Arethusa bulbosa (Dragon's Mouth or Swamp-pink), but without success. However, we found many other interesting plants and know that there will be other orchids there later in the season.

This wet land comprises at least three separate ponds that we believe at least two to be kettle holes. There are large areas of bog mat, perhaps floating, perhaps grounded, separating the ponds and around the edges. The edges of the mat that we were able to visit by canoe are perhaps more fen-like than bog-like.

Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen
Day trip to kettle bog fen

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Brent Road