The purposes of this paper are to introduce some of the physical characteristics and to summarize the geological and recent history of a northern Iowa Sphagnum bog. The marshy portion of Dead Man's Lake, Pilot Knob State Park, was referred to as a bog by L. H. Pammel (1928) and described as a sphagnum mat by Grant and Thorne (1954). The park is located on the Hancock side of the Hancock-Winnebago county border in sections three and four of Ellington township. It is four miles east of Forest City.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1958 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Smith, Paul E. and Bovbjerg, Richard V.
"Pilot Knob Bog as a Habitat,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 65(1), 546-553.
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