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Habitats

Marine water Body Turlough Caves
Estuary Fen Hedgerows
Intertidal / Shore Raised bogs Oak-ash-hazel woodland
Sea Cliffs Blanket bogs Wet woodland
Sand Dunes Wet meadows Scrub
Lakes Dry calcareous grassland Gardens and parks
Rivers Limestone pavement Buildings and stone walls


Species

Mammals Ducks, Geese and Swans
Marine mammals White-fronted goose Anser albifrons
Bottle-nose dolphin Tursiops truncatus Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus
Harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena Gadwall Anas strepera
Common seal Phoca vitulina Shoveler Anas clypeata
Bats Barnacle goose Branta leucopsis
Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros Birds of Prey
Brown lon-eared bat plecotus auritus Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus
Other mammals Hen harrier Circus cysneus
Irish stoat Mustela erminea Barn owl Tyto alba
Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus Other Birds
Irish hare Lepus timidus hibernicus
A sub species of the Mountain hare
Cuckoo Culculus canorus
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Otter Lutra lutra House sparrow Passer domesticus
Pine marten Martes martes Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Birds Skylark Alauda arvensis
Sea Birds Swallow Hirundo rustica
Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Puffin Fratercula arctica Fish
Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Smelt Osmerus eperlanus
Razorbill Alca torca Atlantic salmon Salmo solar
Waders Eels Anguilla anguilla
Curlew Numenius arquata Lump sucker Cyclopteus lumpus
Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa Reptiles
Oyster catcher Haematopus ostralegus Common lizard Lacerta vivipara
    Amphibians
Common frog Rana temporaria
Crustaceans
White-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes

 

Invertebrates Other Plants
Butterflies and moths Babington’s leek
Allium ampeloprasum ssp babingtonii
Marsh fritilary Eupjydryas aurinia
Brown hairstreak Thecla betulae Blue eyed grass Sisyrhinchium bermudiana
Brinstone Gonepteryx rhamni Bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scriptus
Peacock butterfly Inachis io Cowslip Primula veris
Burren green
Calamia tridens occidentalis Cockayne
Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris
Pyramidal orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis
Damselfies and dragonflies Willow leaved inula Inula salicina
Beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo Rushes and Grasses
Large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula Quaking grass Briza media
Four spotted chaser Libellua quadrimaculata Triangular clubrush Schoenoplectus triqueter
Other insects Ferns
Seven-spot ladybird Concinella septempunctata Rusty-back fern Asplenium ceterach
A hoverfly species Microdon Mutabilis Invasive Species
Molluscs Japanese knotweed Reynoutria japonica
Oysters Ostrea edulis Agricultural varieties
Enchinoderms Ballyvaughan seedling apple Malus domestica
Starfish Asterias rubens Galway landrace wheat Triticum aestivum
Vascular Plants Land leaguer potatoe
Trees Lichens
Pedunculate oak Quercus robur Tree lungwort Lobaria pulmonaria
Alder buckthorn Frangula alnus Seaweeds
Typical species found in the Burren Carrageen
Chondrus crispus and Mastocarpus Stellatus
Shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa
Spring gentian Gentiana verna Kelp Laminaria Digitata
Bloody crane’s-bill Geranium sanguineum Fungi
Hoary rockrose Helianthemum canum Field mushroom Agaricus campestris
Fen violet Viola persicifolia  
Bee orchid Ophrys apifera
Dard ref helleborine Epipactis atrorubens