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Bog and Fen in the Ottawa Valley with Holly Bickerton & Dan Brunton

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Bog and Fen in the Ottawa Valley (near Ottawa) with Holly Bickerton and Dan Brunton on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (9:50am)

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Bog and Fen in the Ottawa Valley (near Ottawa) with Holly Bickerton and Dan Brunton on

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (9:50am)

This excursion will visit two pristine examples of two very different peatland habitats located within separate Provincially Significant landscapes in the Ottawa Valley. The first is a small fen in Lanark County on the calcareous Burnt Lands Alvar. It features such elements as a Provincially/State Rare Sartwell’s Sedge (Carex sartwellii) meadow and a large population of Regionally rare Small Bladderwort (Utricularia minor), along with a number of other Regionally uncommon fen shrub and herbaceous species. The other small wetland is the recently discovered Crazy Horse Bog 15 km away on acidic Precambrian bedrock in the Carp Hills of Ottawa. It supports a totally different flora, including tens of thousands of Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides) orchids which should be at their peak of bloom, the only locally known population of uncommon Humped Bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) and over a dozen Regionally Rare species all told including a rich sedge flora. Both wetlands are challenging to visit (always wet and in late June, potentially very buggy!). Access will require walking along a rough trail about 1 km in (and out) to one site and travelling over uneven ground ca. 350 m to (and from) the other. Movement within either wetland may also be restricted to minimize our impact on the fragile vegetation.

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