The second largest open expanse of peatland in New York, Spring Pond Bog Preserve provides a unique habitat for plants and animals found nowhere else in the state. It contains a patterned peatland with ridges (strings) and wet depressions (flarks).
Why We Work Here
Spring Pond Bog is a peatland composed both of bogs and fens. Bogs rely on water from the atmosphere and are thus poor in nutrients and have low species diversity. Fens, in contrast, receive both surface and groundwater, and tend to be more diverse than bogs. It is vital that we protect areas like Spring Pond Bog because they are essential to the biodiversity of the Adirondacks.