Scattery Island, Clare

Some images from survey of Scattery Island in Co. Clare in October... and an interesting look at what happens to island vegetation when the impacts of cattle/sheep grazing are removed for 36 years... a rare occurrence along the west seaboard of Ireland.

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OPW Visitor Centre on the Island

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Bramble and scrub encroachment on Scattery Island due to a lack of grazing.


St Senan monastic ruins in distance with bramble and scrub encroachment. (Green are in foreground mown visitors paths)

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Bramble and scrub encroachment.

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Saltmarsh area on southern part of island

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Fungal ergots on Spartina

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© Peter Foss 2012