small is the new big

blanket  bog

“the words conjure thoughts of something that both wraps and squelches. That’s exactly what this kind of peatland does in large measure, cloaking level ground and gentle slopes in its cool compress of moss.”

The Lewis peatlands, the islands growing heart. Scottish National Heritage

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Lewis Peatlands = a very large blanket holding many small things

sundew
deer sedge
cotton grass
cross leaved heath
bog bean
wooly fringe moss
bell heather
ling
dunlin
golden plover
greenshank
divers
red-throated diver
black-throated diver
golden eagle
red grouse
meadow pipits
merlin
skylark
wheatear
twite
snipe
wrens
gulls
cuckoo
brown trout
salmon
eels
otters
herons
sticklebacks
highland midge
pondskaters
caddis flies
water beetles
dragonflies
damselflies
mountain hares
red deer
large heath butterfly

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