Inishargy Bog

Description

A cut-over bog and one of the few sites in Northern Ireland where the marsh fritillary butterfly is still found.

 

Restoration Delivered

  • Grazing by Exmoor ponies to maintain desirable vegetation
  • Scrub clearance.

Biodiversity

A prime site for marsh fritillary butterfly, the wall brown butterfly can also be found here, as well as many other common butterflies. Not only butterflies, but badgers, otters, stoats, foxes, and the Irish hare have all been recorded on the nature reserve. There is a wonderful variety of birds here, such as the mistle thrush, song thrush, linnet, bullfinch or reed bunting. Buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels can be seen hunting on the nature reserve and short-eared owls are ocassionally seen here in winter. There have also been reports of recent barn owl activity.

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Project Name: Inishargy Bog

Organisation / Lead partner: Ulster Wildlife Trust

Location: Kircubbin, Down

Approximate area covered: 8 ha

Predominately: Lowland

Project Type: Management

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