Living peat moor
Peat moor is rare, especially growing peat moor. Practically all the peat moorland in the Netherlands has disappeared due to exploitation. A piece of untouched peat moor has been preserved on the Fochteloërveen, and you can see how large parts of this region once looked. Peat moor primarily consists of peat moss, a small plant that needs rainwater. Because peat moor is very nutrient poor, it attracts special plants and animals, which are just as rare as the peat moor itself, such as cotton grass and sundew, moor frogs and cranes. The quiet and expansive Fochteloërveen is teeming with life!