Interactive Habitat: Winter Spruce Bog

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Summer Hill Spruce Bog #1

A spruce bog is a habitat that I am totally unfamiliar with so as of now, I don’t have a whole lot of information.  It is a really amazing habitat and hosts a huge diversity of wildlife as they typically are somewhat small and create a lot of edge effect, where two habitats come together.  In late fall and winter, bird life is relatively quiet.  However, just this morning I saw Ruffed Grouse, American Crow, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, and more.  Early in the year I had huge flocks of Song and Swamp Sparrows and other fall migrants including several Ash-throated Flycatchers.  Mallards and Wood Ducks as well as Canada Geese call this marsh home as well.  Spring and summer host numerous breeding warblers and other songbirds and I will bring you more on that in the spring.

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Summer Hill Spruce Bog #2

I have also seen other wildlife including Muskrat and signs of Beavers.  Red and Grey Squirrels and Eastern Chipmunks are common and I can only imagine what other wildlife comes to drink.  Earlier in the fall, before the temperatures dropped, frogs were numerous but I was unable to get a good look and identify them to species.  Again, lots more to come in the spring.

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  1. I love this idea, especially the full screen version. Very cool. I’d really like to give this a try. I’m hoping to see more.

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