Derryleckagh is a large lowland transitional valley mire occupying a valley floor with a central basin mire which has a small, base-rich Hazel/Oak woodland on the eastern valley slope.
The mire is in a transitional stage between fen and bog, and is characterised by its broad range of surface conditions, ranging from slightly base-rich to markedly acidic. These soil conditions are dependent upon the influence of the ground water on the surface peat layer and have a marked effect upon the plant communities present.
The diversity of wetland habitats support rich invertebrate communities, and supports notable wetland bird numbers.
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- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
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