A couple of the members here will be visiting Cranberry Bog at Buckeye Lake Ohio today. What is interesting about this bog is that its the only floating bog in the world. More or less, its a floating island and is only 12 acres. It is also likely that this bog will be gone in the next 20-30 years as parts of it break off every year. I hope to get many photos to share with everyone.
Some info on this bog.
The island dates from 1830 when Buckeye Lake was created as a feeder reservoir for the Ohio & Erie Canal. A 50-acre portion of the lake's bed, once a thriving sphagnum bog, broke loose and rose with the waters. Cranberry Bog is what remains of that portion after 174 years. Rare orchids and an abundance of cranberry and pitcher plants grow wild on the island, as well as tawny cottongrass, scheuchzeria, mud sedge and round-leafed sundew. The island's grass-pink and rose pogonia orchids are traditionally at their peak in mid-June.