Spung near the EHC lake

Mikeofthewoods

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Oct 29, 2020
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There is a spung (or at least it appears to be a spung) near the EHC lake. I've been meaning to get back there for quite some time, but i've never attempted to go during winter. Every other time I've tried during spring/summer, the brush was too thick to get anywhere close to this feature. I always assumed this area was an old cranberry bog, but Gabe pointed out how it is most likely a spung so I really wanted to see it for myself. It was not an easy task getting here, even in winter.

I used lidar to trace an old path on top of a dune that brings you close to the edge of the spung. From there I walked down the slope to the edge, where the dry ground becomes a sponge covered with sphagnum moss. I took a step onto the area just to see how spongey it was, and sure enough my foot sank down a few inches. I stayed on the solid ground around the edge and took some pictures of what I could find. It is quite large, but i'm not sure if it can be explored without waders, and I don't think it is a good idea to walk on it anyways as it seems quite ecologically sensitive.

Here are some pictures:

On the high ground near the edge, there was a cedar that i couldn't even come close to reaching my arms around.

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Sphagnum moss covered with needles and leaves
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Highbush blueberry? They are larger than any other one i've seen, so i'm not entirely certain
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more spaghnum moss, red in color. I'm not sure why it is red compared to green.
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