|Unitary Authority||North Eastern Scotland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0019767|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.|
General site character
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (65%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (25%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
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Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
7110 Active raised bogs * Priority feature
Reidside Moss in north-east Scotland is relatively intact compared to most sites in the Grampian plain and supports typical vegetation of the north-east bogs, rich in heather Calluna vulgaris and cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. The moss has luxuriant cushions of the bog-moss Sphagnum capillifolium, and S. magellanicum also occurs. Bog-myrtle Myrica gale and cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix are frequent, and great sundew Drosera anglica also occurs. Although peat-cuttings occur, they are regenerating, with abundant cottongrasses Eriophorum spp. and typical fen communities.
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
- Not Applicable
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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