Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog

Betwixt the straight roads, scattered towns and confused moose in Eastern Ontario lies a bog. This bog is one of the biggest prehistoric bogs in Onatrio, yet the people of Ottawa don’t really know much about it. I of course being the adventurous human that I am, and Canada having a distinct lack of castles, had to see the beautiful bog for myself. Was I disappointed? Heck no!

I brought along my canon 6D with the incredible 24-70mm f/4.0 lens to get these landscape shots. All editing done in Lightroom.

Scroll to see my favourite shots as well as some fun  bog facts.

 

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Mer Bleue Bog has been a World Heritage site since 1995. That is almost 25 years of peaty glory in the Ottawa Area.

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Mer Bleue is an especially valuable example of a northern ecosystem, more typical of the Arctic than the Ottawa Valley,  and it has been designated an “internationally significant wetland under the United Nations’ Ramsar Convention”.

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The bog is over 7,700 years old and hosts a wealth of rare species of fauna and flora due to the ericaceous nature of the peaty “deep sea” bog.

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There is around 20 km worth of gorgeous trails, mainly on board walks giving the area an incredible unique trail.

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The bog is an impressive 3500 hectares. Thats a big bog.

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Thanks for reading and stay adventurous!
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