Derrycloony Lough ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Tyrone
Council: Mid-Ulster
Guidance and literature: Derrycloony Lough ASSI

Derrycloony Lough is a small lake east of Augher in County Tyrone.
The open water of the Lough contains aquatic plants such as white water-lily, yellow water-lily and blunt-leaved pondweed.

The lake is fringed by a ring of emergent swamp, dominated by common reed, water horsetail, bogbean and water mint. The swamp vegetation is edged by fen, which is also found in a number of water filled depressions and old peat cuttings. Sedges, rushes and mosses, along with flowering plants such as wild angelica, and marsh cinquefoil dominate the fen vegetation. The fen vegetation has a rich invertebrate assemblage associated with it, including the rare beetle Laccornis oblongus.

A wide range of other semi-natural habitats adds to the conservation value of the site. These include wet heath, semi-improved neutral grassland, acid grassland, fen meadow and scrub. 

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