At around 12ha. Creggan Bog Local Nature Reserve is a small undisturbed remnant of a once much larger area of raised bog. In spite of its small size, surrounding development,
forestry, agriculture and drainage the peat is still actively forming and is of considerable depth (over 9m in some areas) Local Nature Reserves are important as they help to protect valuable habitats, natural heritage and raise awareness of wildlife. Species such as bell heather, cranberry, bilberry and various Sphagnum bog mosses as well as the Irish Hare, common Lizard, large Heath Butterfly and smooth Newt have all been recorded on site.
At around 12ha. Creggan Bog Local Nature Reserve is a small undisturbed remnant of a once much larger area of raised bog.
Explore what lives in the ponds at An Creagán.
The Bird Hide is open to twitchers, big and small, and gives panoramic views across Creggan Bog Local Nature Reserve where snipe and pipits can be observed in their natural habitat. Access is through the Community Kitchen Garden and Wild Woods.
A short circuit which takes you amongst the vegetation of this recovering raised bog., illustrated by occasional sculptures depicting the flora and fauna. Rough trackway with uneven surfaces.
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