Lower areas of Northern forest are specially moist. The water beneath
the dens, floating mat of moss in peat bogs does not feel the suns
warmth. Look to what special features the plants have to help them
take up water and nutrients in this cold, sour environment.
Foxes of may colors skirt northern wetlands. You may be able to
find their tracks worn in he soft moss.
Bog-loving Black Spruce and Tamarack trees have compact needles.
Tamarack needles turn golden brown in autumn, then fall off each
Labrador Tea's leaves, with fuzzy white or tan undersides, help
give the bog a wonderful smell. Do you think the hair and rolled
leaf edges help the plant retain water?
Deep-red Pitcher Plants attract flying insects into their hold
of digestive juices. Bugs are a good supplement to the diet of a
bog plant. Look, but don't fall in!
Otters are a large, playful member of the weasel family. They love
to eat fish and slide down hills of snow on their shiny, dark-brown
fur. If you see one of these shy creatures, consider yourself very