Irish Wildlife

FLORA OF SPECIAL INTEREST: The flora of West Cork is one of the most remarkable of any region in Ireland and has several species of special interest among its trees, ferns and wildflowers. There are a number of rare plant species from two different biogeographical groups, American and Lusitanian.

WILDFLOWERS: From early spring to late autumn  the mild climate brings an early spring and so the flowering season begins much sooner for many wildflowers than elsewhere in Ireland. Common wildflowers can be seen in a range of habitats including hedgerows, woodlands, coastal areas and waste ground.

West Cork has many habitats including dairy pastures, heathland, hedgerows, mountain, river valley, woodland and a coastline of cliff, dunes, estuary and shingle.


Over thirty different species of butterfly have been observed in West Cork. 
To see beautiful photos of  the colourful  butterflies which can be found in West Cork click here.




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