Time slows down on a visit to Chickering Bog. This peatland grows atop a deep hole left behind by glaciers from the last ice age. Water moves very slowly through the wetland across nutrient-rich bedrock, giving rise to unique plants like lady’s slipper orchids and pitcher plants. Dense softwood forest encircles the bog, dampening outside noise. This is one of the best wetlands of its kind in Vermont, now owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. VHCB funding helped make conservation possible.