Frog Wood Bog

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Frog Wood Bog
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NZ069303
 - coordinates 54°40′6″N 1°53′38″W / 54.66833°N 1.89389°W / 54.66833; -1.89389Coordinates: 54°40′6″N 1°53′38″W / 54.66833°N 1.89389°W / 54.66833; -1.89389
Area 3.2 ha (7.9 acres)
Notification 1989
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Frog Wood Bog SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Frog Wood Bog SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Frog Wood Bog is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England. It lies alongside Bedburn Beck, approximately 3.5 km west of the village of Bedburn.

The site mainly consists of mire vegetation, of two distinct varieties, one characterised by an abundance of bog mosses, Sphagnum spp, the other dominated by soft rush, Juncus effusus, and hare's-tail cottongrass, Eriophorum vaginatum. There are also areas of grassland and a secondary woodland of downy birch, Betula pubescens, with a groundcover of rush, bog mosses and purple moor-grass, Molinia caerulea. The importance of the site is the mire vegetation, which, of this type, is scarce in County Durham.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frog Wood Bog" (PDF). English Nature. 1989. Retrieved 20 July 2010.