Red Moss of Netherley
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|
|Red Moss of Netherley is one of the best remaining examples of bogs in the Aberdeen area, and one of the largest remaining raised bogs in north-east Scotland. Although damaged in the past, the hydrological function of the site is largely intact and active mire regeneration is taking place adjacent to the central area. Major peat-building bog-mosses are present in these areas, including Sphagnum papillosum and S. magellanicum. A number of pools occur across the site, supporting species such as S. cuspidatum, bottle sedge Carex rostrata and marsh cinquefoil Potentilla palustris.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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