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More than just a Peat bog

Peat bogs represent the UK's largest carbon sink (storing 3 billion tonnes of carbon), helping to counter the effects of climate change. They hold vast quantities of water, which mitigates problems of flooding in nearby populated areas. The UK holds 8% of the world's remaining boglands, which are rich in wildlife and in both biological and social history. The two main 2020VISION peatlands projects were the restoration of blanket bog in the Flow Country and restoration of moorland in the Peak District National Park.
Harestail cotton-grass (Eriophorum vaginatum) growing on bog moorland, Scotland, UK, May.  Did you know? The fluffy white fronds of cotton-grass have been used as pillow stuffing and also as wound dre... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Harestail cotton-grass (Eriophorum vaginatum) growing on bog moorland, Scotland, UK, May. Did you know? The fluffy white fronds of cotton-grass have been used as pillow stuffing and also as wound dre...
Pool system on peat bog at dawn, Forsinard Flows RSPB reserve, Flow Country, Sutherland, Scotland, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The peat bog RSPB reserve... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Pool system on peat bog at dawn, Forsinard Flows RSPB reserve, Flow Country, Sutherland, Scotland, UK, June 2011. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The peat bog RSPB reserve...
Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) males fighting at lek site, Cairngorms National Park, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) males fighting at lek site, Cairngorms National Park, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April
Ballynahone Bog, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, June 2011 - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Ballynahone Bog, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, June 2011
Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult pair displaying on breeding loch, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland is home to the larges... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult pair displaying on breeding loch, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland is home to the larges...
Great Staple Tor in late evening light, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK. January. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Great Staple Tor in late evening light, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK. January. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Silhouetted Dartmoor pony (Equus caballus) at sunrise, Combestone Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, January. Did you know? Pony footprints have been found on Dartmoor dating back 3500 y... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Silhouetted Dartmoor pony (Equus caballus) at sunrise, Combestone Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, January. Did you know? Pony footprints have been found on Dartmoor dating back 3500 y...
Pools and bog peatland at dawn, Flow Country, Sutherland, Highlands, Scotland, UK, July 2011 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Pools and bog peatland at dawn, Flow Country, Sutherland, Highlands, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Wheatear, (Oenanthe oenanthe) perched on gritstone rock amongst flowering heather (Ericaceae sp), Peak District NP, August 2011. Did you know? The wheatear is only in the UK during summer months  the... - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Wheatear, (Oenanthe oenanthe) perched on gritstone rock amongst flowering heather (Ericaceae sp), Peak District NP, August 2011. Did you know? The wheatear is only in the UK during summer months the...
Scenic view from Higger Tor at sunset, Peak District NP, UK, September 2011 - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Scenic view from Higger Tor at sunset, Peak District NP, UK, September 2011
Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi) close-up of flower, Montiagh's Moss, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, June. Did you know? Ragged robin gets it's name from it's thin tattered looking petals. - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi) close-up of flower, Montiagh's Moss, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, June. Did you know? Ragged robin gets it's name from it's thin tattered looking petals.
Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Merlin (Falco columbarius) female on perch with Meadow Pipit chick prey for its offspring. Sutherland, Scotland, June. - Rob Jordan / 2020VISION
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Rob Jordan / 2020VISION / Merlin (Falco columbarius) female on perch with Meadow Pipit chick prey for its offspring. Sutherland, Scotland, June.
Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis) on ground in rough grassland, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis) on ground in rough grassland, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) female hovering over moorland, Glen Tanar Estate, Deeside, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: ^I'd been in the hide for over 5 hours when I heard the distant call of... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) female hovering over moorland, Glen Tanar Estate, Deeside, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: ^I'd been in the hide for over 5 hours when I heard the distant call of...
Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Denbighshire, Wales, UK, June. - Richard Steel / 2020VISION
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Richard Steel / 2020VISION / Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Denbighshire, Wales, UK, June.
Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) male in flight at lek,  Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) male in flight at lek, Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April
Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) adult on open moorland, breeding plumage, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) adult on open moorland, breeding plumage, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May
Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna) and granite outcrop near Saddle Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, January 2011. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna) and granite outcrop near Saddle Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, January 2011.
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland showing habitat, Peak District National Park, UK, September. Did you know? Red grouse thrive on managed moorlands  the UK has at least 155,00... - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland showing habitat, Peak District National Park, UK, September. Did you know? Red grouse thrive on managed moorlands the UK has at least 155,00...
Moorland view at Belstone with granite outcrops in the foreground, near Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, October 2011. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Moorland view at Belstone with granite outcrops in the foreground, near Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, October 2011.
Curlew (Numenius arquata) in flight at dusk, Peak District NP, UK, March 2011. Did you know? Curlews spend their winters on estuaries and tidal flats, but move inland to fens, moors, bogs and heathlan... - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Curlew (Numenius arquata) in flight at dusk, Peak District NP, UK, March 2011. Did you know? Curlews spend their winters on estuaries and tidal flats, but move inland to fens, moors, bogs and heathlan...
Silhouette of two male Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) displaying at lek at dawn, Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Silhouette of two male Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) displaying at lek at dawn, Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Frosty moorland landscape in Autumn, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK, October 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Frosty moorland landscape in Autumn, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK, October 2010
Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on moorland heather, Denbighshire, Wales, UK, June. - Richard Steel / 2020VISION
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Richard Steel / 2020VISION / Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) perched on moorland heather, Denbighshire, Wales, UK, June.
Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) male at lek, Creag Megaidh NNR, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) male at lek, Creag Megaidh NNR, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April
Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix)  two males displaying and fighting at lek, Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) two males displaying and fighting at lek, Cairngorms NP, Grampian, Scotland, UK, April
Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Aerial view across the Flow Country, with timber plantation, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view across the Flow Country, with timber plantation, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
Aerial view across the Flow Country showing peatland pool system, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view across the Flow Country showing peatland pool system, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
Aerial view of felled forestry plantation planted on blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view of felled forestry plantation planted on blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
Aerial view of Forsinard Flows blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view of Forsinard Flows blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
Aerial view of blocks of forestry plantation planted on blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view of blocks of forestry plantation planted on blanket bog, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
RF- Aerial view of blocks of forestry plantation planted on blanket bog. Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Peter  Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / RF- Aerial view of blocks of forestry plantation planted on blanket bog. Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Aerial view of Forsinard Flows blanket bog, with conifer plantations, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May 2012. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view of Forsinard Flows blanket bog, with conifer plantations, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May 2012.
Patchwork of muirburn on moorland managed for grouse shooting, Cairngorms NP, Deeside, Scotland, UK, June 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Patchwork of muirburn on moorland managed for grouse shooting, Cairngorms NP, Deeside, Scotland, UK, June 2011
Aerial view across the Flow Country showing peatland pool system with commercial forestry plantations, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Aerial view across the Flow Country showing peatland pool system with commercial forestry plantations, Forsinard, Caithness, Scotland, UK, May.
Dam in place to re-wet blanket bog at RSPB Forsinard Flows, Flow country, Caithness, Highland, Scotland, UK, June 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Dam in place to re-wet blanket bog at RSPB Forsinard Flows, Flow country, Caithness, Highland, Scotland, UK, June 2011
Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Community peat diggings, North Harris, Western Isles / Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, May 2011
Rock outcrop formed of Ordovician quartzite on Stiperstones Ridge, Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, Shropshire, England, UK, August 2012. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Rock outcrop formed of Ordovician quartzite on Stiperstones Ridge, Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, Shropshire, England, UK, August 2012.
Scenic view of moorland habitat showing flowering heather (Ericaceae sp) in foreground, Peak District NP, August 2011 - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Scenic view of moorland habitat showing flowering heather (Ericaceae sp) in foreground, Peak District NP, August 2011
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland, Peak District NP, UK, September 2011 - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland, Peak District NP, UK, September 2011
Open moorland above Abernethy Forest, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK, August 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Open moorland above Abernethy Forest, Cairngorms NP, Scotland, UK, August 2011
Moorland view at Belstone with granite outcrops in the foreground, near Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, October 2011. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Moorland view at Belstone with granite outcrops in the foreground, near Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK, October 2011.
Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) adult on open moorland, breeding plumage, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) adult on open moorland, breeding plumage, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, May
Great skua (Stercorarius skua) displaying, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Great skua (Stercorarius skua) displaying, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
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