HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MOORLANDS AND BLANKET BOG?
Have a go at these 10 general questions, then click at the bottom to download the answers.
1- What berries grow on blanket bog and go well with turkey at Christmas?
2 - What plant covers the hillsides July/August time with purple?
3 - What is the average peat depth at Lake Vyrnwy on the blanket bog?
a) less than 50cm
b) 50 to 200 cm
c) over 200cm
4 - Where should the water level be on blanket bog?
a) At or just under the surface
b) About 50 cm below the surface
c) Greater than 50cm below the surface
5 - Is the pH of peat acid, neutral or alkaline?
6 - Which of the following live on the moors at Lake Vyrnwy?
a) Black Grouse
b) Common Lizard
c) Golden-ringed Dragonfly
d) Round-leaved sundew
e) Short-eared Owl
f) Short-tailed Field Vole
g) Common frog
h) Small heath butterfly
7 - Which of the following is peat used for?
a) A fuel
8 - How many different species of the bog moss Sphagnum are there in the UK?
9 - What alien species are being cut down on the moors around Lake Vynwy?
a) Sitka spruce
10 - How many kilometres of ditches will be blocked at Lake Vyrnwy by the LIFE Blanket Bog project over 5 years?
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