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Transcript of bog ecosystem
They are well-fitted with water and a sticky fluid that drown insects The Round-leaved Sundew has long-stalked round leaves that lie close to the ground and are covered with hairs that emit droplets of sticky liquid and can bend inward to trap insects they attract The Grass Pink, the Stemless Lady's Slipper or Moccasin Flower, the Large Yellow Lady’s slipper, and the Showy Lady’s slipper have beautiful and unusual flowers They have been almost exterminated by greedy pickers and collectors Ecological Function Bogs prevent downstream flooding by absorbing precipitation Bogs provide habitat to animals threatened by humans and support some of the most interesting plants. Peat Usage Peat is used for fuel in Finland, Scotland, Germany, Russia, and Ireland
Over 20% of home heat in Ireland comes from peat Russia exports peat for fuel at more than 90 million metric tons per year Bord na Mona was one of the first companies to mechanically harvest peat Peat can also be used as a soil amendment Once peat is extracted, it is difficult to restore the bog because bogs collect peat slowly 90% of the bogs in England have been damaged or destroyed THE END