Rarities in Mid-Ulster
founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Known from only one spot
within 10 miles from
Cookstown-an old sand
quarry. A beautiful and
elegant plant,one of my
Occurs occasionally in Mid-
Ulster,usually in old quarries. A
beautiful plant which always gives
the same thrill when found.
Irish Ladies Tresses-t
photo taken of this rare and iconic
plant..and the best. Near Brookend
is sometimes seen in
autumn in the shallows of Lough Fea. It is
usually found in cool lakes in N.W.Ireland.
The plant has an ethereal beauty.
with flowers of a striking yellow,is
occasionally found in damp woodland
edges-but not a common plant
only turns up occasionally.
It was originally introduced to gardens a
few centuries ago, but is sometimes
found in shaded damp bare ground.
Bird’s Nest Orchid
Found occasionally in Mid-Ulster and
suspect more common than we think,
as it often grows in deep shade and
is found in a few spots
around the edges of Lough Fea.
The beautiful flowers are an attractive shade
growing near Stewartstown-one
of only two sites in Mid-Ulster.
Greater Butterfly Orchid
12 miles s.w. of Cookstown.
Long -leaved Sun-dew
important site on a bog N.W. of
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