Dead Island Bog SAC

Protected area type: Special Areas of Conservation
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Londonderry
Council: Derry and Strabane
Guidance and literature: Dead Island Bog SAC

Dead Island Bog is a lowland raised bog lying in a shallow interdrumlin hollow within the Lower Bann valley. 

Special features include a large, intact core of deep peat, which exhibits a wide range of characteristic vegetation and structural features.  These include shallow pools and a well-developed hummock and lawn complex.  Typically, the vegetation is characterised by ericoid dwarf shrubs and other associated species. The bog surface is permanently wet and supports a dense and diverse cover of Sphagnum bog-mosses.

Notable species include Sphagnum imbricatum, forming several small, hummocks scattered over the surface, and Great Sundew Drosera longifolia in several of the pools.

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