Tonnagh Beg Bog

Site details

UK map showing location of Tonnagh Beg Bog Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Tonnagh Beg Bog 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
Tonnagh Beg Bog is among the best remaining examples of a lowland raised bog in the west of Northern Ireland. Typical of western bogs, the site is rather irregular in shape, with deep peat encircling a small drumlin of grassland on mineral soil. The uncut surface has a well-developed microtopography, consisting of a pool complex interspersed by well-formed hummocks, wet lawns and a soakway. Despite some burning in the past, the surface has an extremely high Sphagnum moss cover and a notable Sphagnum moss hummock development.

The bog supports a very high frequency of the rare mosses Sphagnum imbricatum and S. fuscum, which form well-developed hummocks over the wet surface. Cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos is locally frequent, growing over the surface of the highest hummocks.

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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