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Haaksbergerveen

The Haaksbergerveen is part of the remains of a vast peat moor in the border area between the Netherlands and Germany. It is approximately 500 acres large, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands, south of the city of Enschede and close to Haaksbergen. Most of the peat has been dug out in the past, mainly by local farmers. Today a number of peat bogs gives the area its characteristic appearance.

Haaksbergerveen
An unpaved footpath leads through the moor.
Haaksbergerveen
Haaksbergerveen
Sphagnum along the footpath; here lives Nebela carinata
Haaksbergerveen
The black spot indicates the location of the Haaksbergerveen.
Haaksbergerveen
The arrow points to the location where I took some samples. The white strait line is de border between The Netherlands and Germany.
Haaksbergerveen
The white line is the unpaved footpath through the moor, the arrow indicates the location where I took some samples.
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