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Flora & Fauna around Derry Quay Lodge & Lough Corrib

Buttercup - Ranunculus BulbosusThere are many different types of Flora & Fauna found around Derry Quay Lodge and Lough Corrib today, here we will try and give just some of the natural beauty which you can find around Lough Corrib & Derry Quay Lodge

Flora :

There is an abundance of natural flora to be found around Lough Corrib.

Some of these are found in the woodlands surrounding the shores of Lough Corrib as well as down at the lakeside.

You can find Anemone, Bluebells, Primroses and Wood Sanicle all in Hazel Woodlands as well as Whitethorn, Ash, White beam and Willow in the hedgerows.

Plants which can be found in wetter areas and in the bogs surrounding the lake include

Our BogsBog Asphodel and Sundrew.

On drier ground and rocks you can find Fushia, Pennywort, English Stonecrop as well as Heather and Sheepsbit.

There is also an abundance of unspoilt Flora on the many islands of Lough Corrib as these island remain undisturbed from humans and animals some of the flora include Ash, Blackthorn, Guelder Rose, Birch, and Alder as well some conifers trees which have self grown over the years.

Guilder RoseIn some of the bigger woods surrounding the lake you can find are coniferous plantations of Norway spruce, Sitka Spruce and Scots Pine interspersed with Beech, Red oak and Western Hemlock.

Fauna :

Gloden PloverThere is also an abundance of Fauna to be found around Lough Corrib with both huge varieties birds and mammals.Some of the most interesting birds that can be seen around Lough Corrib especially in the summer months inlcude Ducks, Grebes, Terns, Herons, Merganser, Great Crested Grebe and the Mute Swan.

During the winter we can see Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Redshank and Ringed Plover.

Pine-MartenOf the Mammals which can be found these included Pine Martins, Bats, Badgers, Stoats,  Otters, Minks, Fox’s,  and Hedgehogs. 

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