NS6966 : Commonhead Moss LNR

taken 12 years ago, near to Lochwood, Glasgow, Great Britain

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Commonhead Moss LNR
Commonhead Moss LNR
Commonhead Moss is the largest area of remaining (but degraded) raised bog in Glasgow. Much of the Moss is now covered in birch trees, which draw water from the ground, drying it out.

As well as being home to some rare plants, such as Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia), it is also important for a variety of insects, including Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) and Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi) butterflies. Commonhead Moss is the only site in Glasgow where the Green Hairstreak is found.
Dog-rose (Rosa canina) can be seen in flower in an area of old hedge in the foreground.

Commonhead Moss was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2009, and is one of several LNRs in the city.

The vehicles were being used to do maintenance work on the overhead power lines that cross the site.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 695 661 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.2205N 4:5.2278W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 697 663
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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