Photographic Record

Photographic Record

Photographs have been taken at fixed locations in the bog at the beginning of October every year from 1995 on. The pictures below show the progressive deterioration of the bog until 1998 followed by restoration of this area in 1999 and the progressive improvement of the habitat since then. Click the arrows on the sides to scroll through the photographs.

1995. Full size.

1995
Area was cleared by helicopter logging in 1991. However non-bog plants like salal and common rush have come in since then. Full size.

1995
Area was cleared by helicopter logging in 1991. However non-bog plants like salal and common rush have come in since then. Full size.

1998. Full size.

1998
Area has continued to deteriorate since 1995. Hardhack and a mountain ash tree have grown in. Full size.

1998
Area has continued to deteriorate since 1995. Hardhack and a mountain ash tree have grown in. Full size.

1999. Full size.

1999
Area has been cleared of non-bog vegetation and is ready for planting of Sphagnum moss. Full size.

1999
Area has been cleared of non-bog vegetation and is ready for planting of Sphagnum moss. Full size.

2000. Full size.

2000
Sphagnum moss has been planted in the lower areas, with other bog plants like Labrador tea in the raised areas.
Full size.

2000
Sphagnum moss has been planted in the lower areas, with other bog plants like Labrador tea in the raised areas.
Full size.

2001. Full size.

2001
Sphagnum moss is beginning to cover the area, except for the lowest parts. Full size.

2001
Sphagnum moss is beginning to cover the area, except for the lowest parts. Full size.

2003. Full size.

2003
Area is essentially restored. Sphagnum moss almost completely covers the lower areas and bog plants are growing well in higher areas. Full size.

2003
Area is essentially restored. Sphagnum moss almost completely covers the lower areas and bog plants are growing well in higher areas. Full size.

2005. Full size.

2005
Stable bog habitat has been established. The new nature walkway can be seen at the back. Full size.

2005
Stable bog habitat has been established. The new nature walkway can be seen at the back. Full size.

2010. Full size.

2010
Bushes of Labrador tea and bog laurel are growing bigger and there is some growth of Polytrichum mosses at higher levels. Full size.

2010
Bushes of Labrador tea and bog laurel are growing bigger and there is some growth of Polytrichum mosses at higher levels. Full size.

2015. Full size.

2015
The shore pine continues to grow and the Labrador tea continues to cover mounds of Sphagnum moss. Full size.

2015
The shore pine continues to grow and the Labrador tea continues to cover mounds of Sphagnum moss. Full size.

2017. Full size.

2017
At this stage of restoration, one continues to remove the seedlings of forest plants that appear below the Labrador tea. Full size.

2017
At this stage of restoration, one continues to remove the seedlings of forest plants that appear below the Labrador tea. Full size.

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