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Milltownpass Bog NHA, Co. Westmeath

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Cup lichen

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Matchstick lichen

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The liverwort, Odontoschisma sphagni growing on a Sphagnum magellanicum hummock. 

Cloncrow Bog NHA, Co. Westmeath survey finds

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Wild cranberries were common in two flush area on the high bog surface. 

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Wild cranberries were common in two flush area on the high bog surface. 


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Marsh Fritillary caterpillars located on the cutover adjacent to Cloncrow Bog. 

Cashel Bog NHA, Co Leitrim recent ecotope survey photographs

Some photographs from the Cashel Bog Co Leitrim ecotope survey. Photographs show areas of active raised bog with sub central bog communities dominated by Sphagnum. 

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Lichen find on Cashel Bog NHA, Co. Leitrim


Cladonia cervicornis subsp. verticillata- 2018-03-17

Cold and wet on Cashel Bog NHA during the recent survey of site, but the lichens did not seem to mind. Especially like the raised bog high rise living lichen specimen. A noteworthy find was the lichen Cladonia cervicornis subsp. verticillata, recorded at only two other locations in Ireland.  


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Little Egret shuffling on the River Poddle

Did some bird watching today of Little Egret and his fishing behaviour on the River Poddle in Tallaght. Was interesting to see the bird kick or shuffle its feet under the bank edge to try and chase out any fish hiding there (can see this action in the last photograph).

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© Peter Foss 2012