Derryleckagh

Site details

UK map showing location of Derryleckagh Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Derryleckagh SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs
Derryleckagh in Northern Ireland is a large example of an inter-drumlin wetland with well-developed transition mire vegetation of the basin mire type. Although a large part of the site is dominated by tall reedswamp, it still contains extensive areas of M9†Carex rostrata Ė Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire dominated by lesser tussock-sedge Carex diandra, Sphagnum contortum and brown mosses. Within this fen vegetation are well-developed pools and soakways with marsh St Johnís-wort Hypericum elodes prominent. The site contains several rare or localised invertebrate species.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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