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Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario

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.

 

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Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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