Inishargy Bog

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Inishargy Bog: Apart from butterflies, mammals such as badgers, otters, stoats, foxes, and the Irish hare have all been recorded on the site. There is also a great variety of bird species such as the mistle thrush, song thrush, linnet, bullfinch or reed bunting. Buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels can be seen hunting on the reserve. The site is grazed by 3 Exmoor ponies as a conservation management method to improve the habitat for the marsh fritillaries.

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From Newtownards go down the peninsula, two miles south of Greyabbey on the A20, take the Inishargy Road on the left for 1 mile. Turn right up a farm track (sign with house numbers at bottom) continue for 0.5 miles, taking the first left when the road forks. Continue for 200 metres and turn left again, follow this to derelict farm buildings where you can park.


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