Peatland

On the 2nd of June we went over the Ard to learn about peatlands with Fiona from the INHT. Every year peat grows 1 millimeter. If it reached 1000 centimeters it would have of been  like the beginning of Stonehenge. There is a special type of moss to help it grow which is called sphagnum moss and they used to use that moss for bandages and nappies because it is like a sponge and it can absorb liquids.

We also looked at all different types of animals, mosses and plants that live in  peat over the Ard.  There was stonewort, lizards, snakes, bog cotton, cuckoo flowers and rashes.

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