Speckled Wood in early Summer
Eastern shore with Shingle and Alder trees colonising the Beach.
Alder Carr is typical of Lough Allen. It is the name given to long, often narrow, bands of Alder trees fringing the shoreline in many places. This reflects Alders ability to grow in water, and to fix nitrogen, so it can grow in poor or no soil. It provides an important habitat for many of Lough Allens plants and animals and is responsible for stabilising the shore and providing Lough Allen with its distinctive landscapes