Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario
Mer Bleue Conservation Area is on the east edge of Ottawa, Ontario and consists of a large bog bounded by sand ridges (Location). The plant life of the bog area is unique in that it must be capable of surviving in limited nutrient acidic environment and resembles the Boreal forest type of vegetation found much further north. The National Capital Commission maintains a boardwalk through part of the bog allowing close-up examination of the plant life that lives further out in the bog.
At one point, the boardwalk passes through a small clump of tamaracks where the undergrowth is primarily Labrador Tea shrubs and blueberry shrubs.
Pines atop the adjacent sand ridge.