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LFA für Feldherpetologie und Ichthyofaunistik

NAB 8 Sieden raised bog

Intersected by the border between the Diepholz and Nienburg districts, the Siedener Moor is one of the numerous raised bogs in the natural geographic region of the Diepholzer Moorniederung. The area is designated as a nature reserve and consists of a central, uncultivated and re-naturalised raised bog area surrounded by extensively used grassland upon partly rewetted lowland fens, half-bog and sandy soil. Leas of Grey Hair-grass and sand heath exist next to various raised bog biotope types. The area has nationwide significance owing to its numerous animal species. Evidence of the Moor Frog and the Common Spade was last recorded in the 1980s; it is not clear whether they still live in the area today. With the creation of new water bodies in the grassland, the project aims at the securing and/or recolonisation of these two species.

Area size: 825 ha

On-site contact Person: BUND Diepholzer Moorniederung

Link: bund-dhm