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Top 5 Intriguing Bog Facts

Science in Context
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In this small list of bog facts, we are able to see in to the life of bogs and begin to gain an understanding for bogs and the most important things to know about bogs. This list provides five of the most "intriguing" facts about the bog biome that are sure to enthrall any audience.

 

C: Current; from March 2009.

R: This is a relevant source because it provides intriguing facts about the bog biome. It is fun to get started with less boring things, like interesting facts.

A: From reliable scholarly database, Gale's, Science in Context.

A: The information matches the topic well, and there is also citation at the bottom of the page.

P: This small list of interesting facts about bogs begins an understanding for this biome and important things to know about them; in an "intriguing" way. :)

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Bog Formation

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This is a video about how a peat bog is formed. It is very interesting to watch the progression from snow and ice, to water, to soil, and then to the peat bog. It also shows how Sphagnum mosses accumulate on the surface, like we have already researched.

 

C: This video was published March 25, 2012, so it is current.

R: The intended audience is students/people who want to learn about bogs. The video is relevant because it shows the formation of a bog which is very important in learning about bogs in general.

A: Since it difficult to decipher whether information is scholarly on YouTube, we checked to see if other scholarly sites had the same information, and this video had correct information.

A: The source matches the topic because the formation of a bog is a main credential to include on general bog information.

P: The purpose is evident in the video where it explains the formation of a bog. There is no bias in this video because it is merely facts.

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GREENR | Article

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This article is very reliable. This newspaper article comes from a gale database from the Washington post and gives insight on the threats to the bog biome. 

 

C: from June 29, 2000

R: Lots of information presented; detailed, related to the topic, and you can tell it is scholarly.

A: From The Washington Post, very credible.

A: Matches the topic, bibliography at the bottom, citation

P: Good purpose, about bogs these people went to explore and see their conditions, and the threats posed on bogs

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Seventeen years of change in two Sphagnum bogs in Noble County, Indiana

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In this Academic Journal, researchers record the change of two bogs due to environmental factors over a period of seventeen years. These changes are recorded in this "journal" and show the progression and effect of the environment on bogs and wildlife that call bogs, "home". 

 

C: Very current, posted on July 16, 2013

R: Relevant because it is about observed changes in sphagnum bogs in America (Indiana).

A: From reliable database Gale's Science in Context, from Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science

A: This source matches the topic because changes in bogs are very important to learn about. There are a lot of changes going on in the environment today, and learning about them is important.

P: The purpose of the article is to emphasize the changes in bogs close to us, and how changes are easily happening in the world today.

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Top 5 Intriguing Bog Facts

Science in Context
Heather C.'s insight:

In this small list of bog facts, we are able to see in to the life of bogs and begin to gain an understanding for bogs and the most important things to know about bogs. This list provides five of the most "intriguing" facts about the bog biome that are sure to enthrall any audience.

 

C: Current; from March 2009.

R: This is a relevant source because it provides intriguing facts about the bog biome. It is fun to get started with less boring things, like interesting facts.

A: From reliable scholarly database, Gale's, Science in Context.

A: The information matches the topic well, and there is also citation at the bottom of the page.

P: This small list of interesting facts about bogs begins an understanding for this biome and important things to know about them; in an "intriguing" way. :)

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IUCN - Ecotourism secures Russia's forests

IUCN - Ecotourism secures Russia's forests | Bog | Scoop.it
Bezhanitsky district in North-Western Russia is just a three-hour drive from the EU border. It hosts the largest peat bog in Europe and many unique forest and wetland landscapes.
Heather C.'s insight:

"This article, presented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), discusses how ecotourism has helped the economic stability of the Bezhanitsky District in northwestern Russia after legal logging became unprofitable following the introduction of regional forest legislation in 2006. The area is home to the largest peatbog in Europe and many unique forest and wetland landscapes. A group of local interests and expert environmentalists developed an eco-trail through the Polistovsky forest, which allowed people in the Zevlo and Bezhanitsy villages to gain employment in the hospitality business and souvenir production."

 

C: This article was written/revised on April 1, 2012 and therefore is current.

R: The information in the article is detailed, related to the topic, and a good reading level. You can tell this article was written by someone who knows what they are talking about, with an ample amount of information presented.

A: The article was written by the ICUN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. They are a very credible source. 

A: The article is very accurate because it is about a group of people who traveled to the largest peat bog in Europe in order to plan how to maintain and take care of it.

P: The purpose was to cover the findings and plans of the group, and there is no bias.

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Peat Bogs

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Science in Context
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This reliable reference website informs readers on exactly what a peat bog or bog is. After reading this document, the audience will be much more informed and will understand biomes and the mechanics that go in to a healthy biome. 

 

C: Very current; posted on June 1, 2012

R: This is very relevant because it is all about what bogs/peat bogs are. This is a great reference to get a good understanding of our topic.

A: Off of the database Gale's Science in Context, from Plant Sciences, 2001. Gale is a very reliable resource for scholarly information.

A: The information is very accurate, and has both bibliography and citation at the bottom.

P: The purpose of this reference is to inform about bogs in general, as well as peat bogs.

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Sphagnum Moss Grows in a Bog

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Science in Context
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"Sphagnum moss grows in a bog near Mount Kosciusko, Australia's highest point. The moss acts as a sponge, and releases the water it has absorbed in winter throughout the rest of the year."

 

C: Relevantly current from 2001, since it serves as just an example of something that would grow in a bog.

R: This is relevant because it shows a plant that would grow in any bog. Sphagnum moss is very common in bogs, and a picture to show what it looks like is relevant and helpful in learning about the bog biome.

A: From Gale's Science in Context, Plant Sciences 2001. Gale is once again a very reliable scholarly source. 

A: Since it is from a reliable source, it is accurate and also accurate to our biome in which we are studying.

P: The purpose of the picture is just showing a plant that grows on Australia's highest point, in a bog. There is no bias because this is just a picture of a plant.

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