Peatland Biodiversity at Lullymore
Peatland Biodiversity Trail at Lullymore. Our new Peatland Biodiversity Trail, the first of its type in Ireland, meanders serenely through glassy lakes and rejuvenating peatland of birch, heathers and bog cotton. It tells the story of how the Irish midlands great raised bogs, 10,000 years in the making are at the dawn of a new era.
Having been harvested by the industry for over half a century for energy, the Parks cutaway peatlands are establishing welcoming habitats for a wide range of flora and fauna.
There’s so much to discover on this trail – learn about bog bodies, how peatlands formed and how people have utilized them for heating, energy and even to preserve butter!
The flora and fauna of this peatland landscape are as dramatic as its history. Depending on the time of year, look out for insect-eating plants like sundew, frogs, newts, dragonflies and many species of water birds and butterflies as well as a whole host of other wonderful plants and creatures.