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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 19.2 December 2007

Turloughs – Ireland's vanishing lakes

By - Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Nick Scott

Turloughs are temporary wetland ecosystems which are often said to be unique to the limestone of Ireland. They flood in autumn to create many ponds and lakes, which dot the winter landscape, and then drain in spring, mostly to leave grassland and little trace of their presence. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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