Blackslee ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Fermanagh
Council: Fermanagh and Omagh
Guidance and literature: Blackslee ASSI

The area is of special scientific interest for its grassland and woodland habitats. Blackslee is composed of a complex range of vegetation communities, including significant areas of wet grassland and ash dominated woodland.

The majority of Blackslee is dominated by wet grassland of the purple moor-grass and rush pastures type.

Fen meadow is is a particular type of purple moor-grass and rush pasture. It occurs on Blackslee where there is a steady hydrological influence in the soil and is typified by the occurrence of species adapted to both water movement and wetter conditions.

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