Drumcrow is an important site because of its diverse fen flora. Fens are wetlands that are rapidly disappearing from our countryside due to drainage, infilling and nutrient enrichment.
Drumcrow contains a number of wetland habitats including fen, fen meadow, wet grassland and open water. The fen is dominated by sedges and rushes along with flowering plants such as meadowsweet, lesser spearwort, and cuckoo flower. The fen meadow contains sedges and grasses along with attractive flowering plants such as devil's-bit scabious, marsh violet, and meadow thistle.
Drains running through the site contain wetland plants such as water-plantain, creeping yellow-cress, and fine-leaved water-dropwort.
Drumcrow also contains a number of rare plants such as Royal fern and common meadow-rue.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas