Science Week: Sphagnum Moss

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We are kicking off our Science Week posts with a short video about Sphagnum moss.
Bogs are areas of waterlogged ground where dead plant material can’t fully decompose. Because of the waterlogged conditions, plants only partially decompose to form a brown substance called peat. Plants that are tolerant of the waterlogged conditions such as Sphagnum mosses grow on the surface of the peat.
Sphagnum moss is also known as the bog builder; keeping the surface of the bog wet and allowing peat formation. Watch the video to find out more…