SD3382 : Fish House Moss

taken 13 years ago, near to Haverthwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Fish House Moss
Fish House Moss
An ombrotrophic peat bog around 7m deep covered by sphagnum moss, heathers and reed grass. Conditions are very wet and acidic and only specialised plants survive. In these anaerobic conditions decomposition is very slow. Jump up and down here and watch the ripples move across the bog as if it was a giant waterbed! Ancient civilizations considered these places sacred because of their preserving properties and bodies were sometimes buried with hoards of treasure in sites like this!
View is approx NW towards Coniston Old Man covered in snow in the distance.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 March, 2006
Wetland > Peat bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 335 826 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.0859N 3:1.3041W
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