quaking bog


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quaking bog

[′kwāk·iŋ ′bäg]
(geology)
A peat bog floating or growing over water-saturated land which shakes or trembles when walked on.
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Management of Transition mires and quaking bogs (7140) over 7 ha;
After the LIFE project, the valley of the Abeek will be one of the core areas in lowland Europe for several Annex I habitats, especially for quaking bogs, transition mires with small sedge communities, alluvial forests (Saliceto-Franguletum and Carici elongatae-Alnetum), Corynephorus and Agrostis dune grasslands, psammofillous heath lands with Calluna and Genista species, old oak forests, dry heath lands and Nanocypertalia fen vegetations;
Background: The natural and semi-natural wetlands of the upper Biebrza Valley host a number of rare and endangered European habitat types listed n the annexes of EU Habitats Directive, such as the priority bog woodlands, as well as alkaline fens, transition mires and quaking bogs and Molinia meadows.
To restore and reduce fragmentation of some 6 ha of transition mires and quaking bogs to form a robust cluster of 10-15 ha; and