Petrifying Spring survey of Ballyman Glen SAC

In December 2016 I undertook survey of the petrifying spring at Ballyman Glen SAC on the Dublin and Wicklow border. The images below show some of the tufa spring habitats within the SAC. 

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Tufa deposits on organic matter at Ballyman Glen.

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Tufa spring on the sloped valley side at Ballyman Glen with Equisetum telmateia. 

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Tufa deposits with Aneura pinguis on the stream running through Ballyman Glen. 

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Tufa deposits with Aneura pinguis on the stream running through Ballyman Glen. 

Tufa deposits with Conocephalum conicum on the stream running through Ballyman Glen. 

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Tufa deposits forming low ridges on the sloping springs areas at Ballyman Glen, and dominated by Palustriella commutata. 

© Peter Foss 2012