Insects and amphibians, in turn, help support wading birds such as this whooping crane. Whooping cranes are an endangered species that only make their nests in the peat bogs of North America.

Photograph by Carol Johnson, MyShot
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A bog is a wetland of soft, spongy ground consisting mainly of partially decayed plant matter called peat