Cranny Bogs

Site details

UK map showing location of Cranny Bogs Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cranny Bogs 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

7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature
Cranny Bogs is made up of three inter-drumlin, lowland raised bogs. They are typical of western bogs within the drumlin belt of Northern Ireland, being elongated and very irregular in shape. Generally, dome structure is poorly defined. The bogs vary considerably in their microtopography, with some displaying relatively well-developed hummock and lawn complexes. Shallow pools are scattered over the three bogs.

Notable species include the bog-mosses Sphagnum imbricatum, S. fuscum and S. pulchrum, with cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos and the moss Pleurozia purpurea.

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

Not applicable.

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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