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Wildlife Corridors

You are now standing beside an old hedgerow, which once divided two fields, but is now the middle of the new woodland. While some ancient hedgerows along townland boundaries and along boundaries of old clan territories do exist, most hedgerows in the south Derry area were not planted until the early 1800s in order to enclose fields. This current hedge is certainly old, but not likely to be ancient, however its mature Hawthorn trees, occasional Ash along with bramble margins make it a very valuable habitat in which plants, insects, birds and mammals thrive.    

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