Regenmoor

About 23% of Estonia is covered with peat land soil and about 8%  is covered with raised bogs.

You will find raised bogs all over Estonia. Bogs started to develop after the last Ice Age about 12 0000 years ago. Biggest of them are 10 000 hectares and the peat layer is 6-8 metres thick.There are pools 2-3 metres deep, mineral bog islands, old trees and unique-looking plants in the bog.

IMG_3276Common birds species breeding in the bogs are great grey shrike, raven, golden eye and  waders. In some solitary bog islands Golden eagle might nest also a wolf pack might live.

We visit bog on all of our longer bird and mammal watching tours and also the self-guided tours take you to bogs. We enjoy the view to the bog- stunted pines and scenery bog pools. In Spring, plants are blooming and in Autumn sphagnum is colorful. Bogs are especially beautiful during sunset.

 

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