Killaun Bog, Offaly

Took a walk around the Killaun Fen and Bog nature reserve near Birr in Offaly last week. Been a few years since I was there (rather not count) and have to say the place is looking as good as ever. It’s a great place to go to see alkaline fen (with Carex lepidocarpa (Long stalked yellow-sedge) and Schoenus nigricans (Black bog rush)), bog woodland dominated by birch and raised bog habitats all on a comfortable walk around the boardwalk through the site. 

Remember if you want to visit this or other wetlands around the country... you'll find information on location etc in the "Wetlands to Visit Around Ireland" story map at http://arcg.is/2kWtYY8

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© Peter Foss 2012