Kerry Wetland Survey 2015

During August field surveys were undertaken on a range of sites as part of the Kerry Wetland Survey II.  Field work turned up some nationally important wetlands and some interesting fauna and flora finds on a wide range of wetlands habitats in the county.

Montbrettia hedgerows were in full bloom during the survey.

SAM 7215


Nostoc alga at Ballyheabought.  

SAM 7213


Common carpet (Epirrhoe alternata). Ballyheabought.  

SAM 7227


Swamp and wet willow scrub at Murreagh Bog

SAM 7335


Kerry Slug Geomalacus maculosus. Sillahertane

SAM 7675


Ruppia maritima. Brackish water lake, Coornagillagh

SAM 7886


Nursery Web spider (Pisaura mirabilis). Coornagillagh

SAM 7887


Epipactis palustris, Doonard Upper Fen near Tarbert

SAM 7949


Doonard Upper Fen near Tarbert

SAM 7955


Secondary raised bog communities on Kilfallinga cutover

SAM 8277


High bog dome at Ballinvariscal Bog

SAM 8314


Hawker Dragonfly (female laying eggs) Aeshna juncea at Ballinvariscal Bog

SAM 8325


Peacock butterfly at Ballinvariscal Bog

SAM 8329
© Peter Foss 2012