Upland Fens and Flushes

These flushes are often seen in the landscape as lines of rushes and can be felt underfoot as standing water flowing slowly over the land. These wetter areas form a patchwork with other habitats such as rhos pasture and blanket bog. They can be important for a  number of invertebrates that require standing water and can allow wetland plants and bog mosses to grow. The invertebrate food and ungrazed rushes provide cover for birds and small mammals, making these areas an important part of the upland landscape.

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