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Heather Moorland

Heather Moorland distribution
Heather Moorland distribution
Heather moorland incorporates a range of heathland dwarf shrubs, principally common heather (Calluna vulgaris), bell heathers (Erica spp.) and, in certain localities, blaeberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). Both dry and wet heather moor have been identified, the latter being most common in western and northern hill areas where soil conditions tend to be wetter than those characteristic of the former grouping. An undifferentiated heather moor category is also mapped.

Heather burning, in this case incorporating regenerating trees Typical moorland area with tonal pattern  a direct result of muirburn practice, as followed on moors managed for grouse
Heather burning, in this case incorporating regenerating trees Typical moorland area with tonal pattern a direct result of muirburn practice, as followed on moors managed for grouse
Heather burning, on Dava Moor,  North of Grantown-on-Spey  
Heather burning, on Dava Moor, North of Grantown-on-Spey  

 

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