Waterlife, flora and fauna of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg

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Title

Waterlife, flora and fauna of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg

Subject

Lough Derg--Region--Lough Fad Bog--Nature Reserve

Description

The location and characteristics of the Lough Fad Bog National Heritage Area (NHA)

Creator

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Source

Site Synopsis, Lough Fad Bog National Heritage Area (NHA) entry

Publisher

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Date

9 December 2003

Rights

CC BY 4.0 International License

Format

Environmental National Heritage Area (NHA) entry

Language

English

Type

Biodiversity database

Identifier

DD_0299

Coverage

54.5797, -7.93149

References

Site code: 001159

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A series of lakes occur within the site. These are variously colonised by a diverse range of emergent, submergent, floating-leaved and shallow water aquatic plants, including Shoreweed (Littorella uniflora), Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna), Bottle Sedge, Bog-sedge (Carex limosa), Yellow Water-lily (Nuphar lutea) and Floating Bur-reed (Sparganium angustifolium). A stream that flows through a rocky channel provides suitable niches for a well-developed moss flora.

A number of plant species with a restricted distribution in Co. Donegal occur within the site. These include Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos), Long-stalked Yellowsedge (Carex lepidocarpa) and Dioecious Sedge (Carex dioica). The Red Data Book species Golden Plover, Hen Harrier, Red Grouse, Atlantic Salmon and Otter also occur.

Original Format

Biodiversity database

Citation

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland, “Waterlife, flora and fauna of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/319.

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