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Habitats Introduction

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Limestone Habitats

Woodland, Trees and Hedgerows

Gardens and Parks

Buildings and Stone Walls
Due to the wealth of archeological heritage in County Clare there is a considerable quantity of old buildings and stone walls in the county. Buildings and stone walls particularly old buildings provide important habitats for many plant and animal species. Cracks and crevices in walls are important for lichens, mosses and ferns and many bird and bat species use them for breeding or hibernating.

Stone Walls  Species found in Buildings and
Stone Walls from the clare 101 list
- Brown long-eared bat
- Lesser horseshoe bat
- Barn owl
- Swallow
- Common lizard
- Rusty-back fern