SN6863 : Snowy Cors Caron Nature Reserve

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Swyddffynnon, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Snowy Cors Caron Nature Reserve
Snowy Cors Caron Nature Reserve
Looking from the reserve's Riverside Walk on the left (east) bank of the Afon Teifi across the river and a further 2km of bog. The pictured area west of the Teifi is the least disturbed raised bog in the reserve, although the scattered trees can only grow on isolated relatively dry and firm hummocks within the bog because the water table is lower than natural due to peat digging and land drainage in the surrounding land in the past.
Below the peat is firm silty ground which was deposited when a glacial lake was formed due to debris building up a natural dam downstream, just north of present-day Tregaron LinkExternal link . The raised bog formed due to gradual colonisation of the glacial lake by fen vegetation, which accumulated to such an extent that the peat stands above the normal water level of the river and is kept wet largely by rainwater only. This marks a transition from base-rich (fen) to acidic (bog) conditions and gives rise to a distinct flora. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010
Category
Bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6869 6378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.3883N 3:55.5119W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6878 6388
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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