LIFE05 NAT/IRL/000182

Woodland Restoration in Ireland

Nesting Blackcap

Yew Planting


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Restoring Priority Woodland Habitats in Ireland




The Project:
Plants and Animals of Priority Woodlands

These are some of the plants and animals that live in priority woodlands.


Mountain everlasting grows on the shallow soils of limestone rock

Mountain everlasting grows on the shallow soils of limestone rock

Holly with its bright red berries

Holly with its bright red berries


Wild thyme on limestone pavement

Wild thyme on limestone pavement

Fungi are an important component of a healthy woodland habitat

Fungi are an important component of a healthy woodland habitat


The uncommon scarlet elf cup fungi

The uncommon scarlet elf cup fungi

The wall lettuce grows in between rock crevices of limestone pavement

The wall lettuce grows in between rock crevices of limestone pavement


Lichens and mosses form a carpet of colour and texture within the bog woodland of Site 8, Aghnaguig

Lichens and mosses form a carpet of colour and texture within the bog woodland of Site 8, Aghnaguig

A chaffinch feeds its young - one of the most common birds of Irish woodland

A chaffinch feeds its young - one of the most common birds of Irish woodland


The blue tit nests in a hole in a decaying branch or tree

The blue tit nests in a hole in a decaying branch or tree

The goldcrest slings its nest under the stems of ivy

The goldcrest slings its nest under the stems of ivy


The robin looks for insects and worms on the woodland floor

The robin looks for insects and worms on the woodland floor

The sedge warbler feeds it young at the wet woodland edge

The sedge warbler feeds it young at the wet woodland edge


The treecreeper hides its nest behind loose bark

The treecreeper hides its nest behind loose bark

The willow warbler makes a well-hidden nest on the forest floor

The willow warbler makes a well-hidden nest on the forest floor


The water rail - a cousin of the much rarer corncrake is found at Site 1, Clonbur - at the edge of the woodland

The water rail - a cousin of the much rarer corncrake is found at Site 1, Clonbur - at the edge of the woodland

The cryptic colouring of the woodcock makes it difficult to see at the nest site

The cryptic colouring of the woodcock makes it difficult to see at the nest site


The brimstone butterfly frequents woodland and scrub with buckthorn trees- its only food plant

The brimstone butterfly frequents woodland and scrub with buckthorn trees- its only food plant

The peacock butterfly frequents the woodland edges, rides and pathways

The peacock butterfly frequents the woodland edges, rides and pathways


Bearberry - an evergreen shrub in open rocky scrub woodland at Site 7, Castletaylor

Bearberry - an evergreen shrub in open rocky scrub woodland at Site 7, Castletaylor

Bracket fungi on decaying birch in bog woodland

Bracket fungi on decaying birch in bog woodland


Burnet rose on limestone pavement scrub

Burnet rose on limestone pavement scrub

The early purple orchid adds colour to the woodland floor in spring

The early purple orchid adds colour to the woodland floor in spring


The great fen sedge or 'saw sedge' grows at the wet woodland edge at Site 1, Clonbur

The great fen sedge or 'saw sedge' grows at the wet woodland edge at Site 1, Clonbur

The primrose is an indicator of 'old woodland'

The primrose is an indicator of 'old woodland'


Purging buckthorn - the food plant of the brimstone butterfly

Purging buckthorn - the food plant of the brimstone butterfly

Mountain avens - a rare plant of limestone pavement

Mountain avens - a rare plant of limestone pavement


Juniper grows in its prostrate form over limestone pavement at Site 7, Castletaylor

Juniper grows in its prostrate form over limestone pavement at Site 7, Castletaylor

The rare bird's nest orchid

The rare bird's nest orchid


Wild violets - one the earliest woodland flowers

Wild violets - one the earliest woodland flowers

The delicate red berry of the native yew tree

The delicate red berry of the native yew tree


The early flowering wood anemone

The early flowering wood anemone


Contact Us

PR/Administrator: Breda Lyons
Email: breda.lyons@coillte.ie
Phone: + 353 (0)56 7753362

Project Manager: Sean Quealy
Email: sean.quealy@coillte.ie
Mobile: + 353 (0)86 2854054

Coillte acknowledges the funding received from the EU LIFE-Nature programme

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