In Central Europe fens, bogs and mires have become rare because of drainage, nutrient input and peat-cutting.
Along the Central European Green Belt there is still a variety of these habitats from the Baltic Coast via the German lowlands and low mountain range, Sumava, Morava, Lake Neusiedl/ Ferto-Hanság and Mura-Drava-Danube river system. They house rare species like the Round-foiled Sundew, the Fen Orchid or the Narrow-mouthed Whorl Snail.
Some of the extraordinary examples are the raised bogs in Sumava Jezerní slať und Chalupská slať or in the Trnovo Forest.
Images: Sundew, BN archive, Steinach Valley Kai Frobel
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