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2008-09-27 09:00:17

By LINDA McKEE THE BALLYCOLLIN WALK, SLIEVENACLOY NATURE RESERVE Tucked into a peaceful valley among the heights of the Belfast Hills is Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, a rich patchwork of different habitats harbouring all sorts of wildlife. The reserve, managed by the Ulster Wildlife Trust, is a mosaic of species rich grassland, wet heathland and rush pasture but there are also areas of fen, bog, and a stream system. The lowland meadow and rush pasture habitats are among the rarest kinds...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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