Torronsuo National Park
|Torronsuo National Park (Torronsuon kansallispuisto)|
Torronsuo National Park in spring 2005
|Area||25.5 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Biome||ombrotrophic raised bog|
|IUCN category||II - National Park|
Torronsuo National Park (Finnish: Torronsuon kansallispuisto) is a national park in the Tavastia Proper region of Finland. Even before its declaration as a national park in 1990, the near-natural state swamp area was a protected area. Its area is 25.5 square kilometres (9.85 sq mi).
The park area is a typical ombrotrophic raised bog – a thick turf layer with its middle part raising above its edges. The turf layer is one of the thickest measured among Finnish bogs, locally extending to 12 metres (39 ft).
Torronsuo is valuable for its birdlife and butterfly species. Roughly a hundred species nest in the area. Part of the birds and insects are species that typically live in the northern areas, and they aren't seen much elsewhere in southern Finland.
- Media related to Torronsuo National Park at Wikimedia Commons
- Outdoors.fi – Torronsuo National Park
- Teemu Tahvanainen: When several units make one large bog massif: Torronsuo – Finland’s largest raised bog massif. In: The Finnish Environment 28, 1996. pp. 137–141.
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