Posts tagged with "bog"

wetlands · February 23, 2013
Gas bubbles being produced in a wetland at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Are the wetlands at Distant Hill emitting Methane Gas and contributing to climate change? The answer to that question might be ... maybe! According to Wikipedia, one of the most significant natural sources of atmospheric methane are wetlands, and they remain a major area of concern with respect to climate change. The methane is released as organic material in the wetland slowly decompose and ferment in the oxygen poor environment found there. But I'm guessing that the bubbles might be oxygen,...
wetlands · December 07, 2012
A December harvest of cranberries from the bog at Distant Hill Gardens.
A December harvest of cranberries from the bog at Distant Hill Gardens. The frosts have sweetened the berries a bit, but they still have a tartness that goes well with our sweet homemade maple syrup.
native plant · July 30, 2012
Rose Pogonia orchid (Pogonia ophioglossoides)
The two acre floating bog at Distant Hill Gardens has a large number of beautiful orchids named Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides). The Latin name "Pogonia" means beard, a reference to the bearded lip on the flower. Rose Pogonia is also known as Snake Mouth, Snakemouth Orchid, Beard Flower, and Adder's Mouth. These orchids may be found in sphagnum bogs, fens, wet meadows, roadside ditches, and acidic swamps throughout the eastern North America.