Ballynahone Bog

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Ballynahone Bog

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    243 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°49'N 06°39'W
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Ballynahone Bog. 31/12/98; Northern Ireland; 243 ha; 54°49'N 006°40'W. National Nature Reserve, SSSI. The site comprises peatlands including peat bogs, swamps, fens, and birch woodland. The bog vegetation is characterized by Sphagnum mosses amd periodic dwarf-shrubs such as Erica tetralix and Calluna vulgaris. The peatland species occurring on the site include a number of scarce species typical of lowland raised bogs such as the bog-rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) and invertebrates such as the large heath butterfly (Coenonympha tullia). Human activities include nature conservation, rough and shifting grazing, and mineral exploitation. Ramsar site no. 967. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Nature Reserve nnr
    • assi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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