Monawilkin

Site details

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

6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)
Monawilkin is floristically the richest example of blue moor-grass Sesleria grassland in Northern Ireland and represents this variant of semi-natural dry grasslands. The Monawilkin example is rather different from other Sesleria-dominated grasslands in the UK in that it includes species such as eyebright Euphrasia salisburgensis. Although relatively small, the site contains a range of slopes and aspects and an excellent range of transitions to other habitats, including cliffs, screes, flushes, heath and scrub. It also has an important invertebrate fauna.

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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