I had never been to Puttigan bog until recently and the only reason I could get in was that work has started on the new bypass so the machinery had been in and opened it up. Previously the edge was dense with birch scrub and bog holes and slow to travel through.
So I was looking special bog plants like bladderwort and tway-blades. I managed to watch a dragonfly eat a butterfly.
The planning and arguments are over I assume. There is to be bridge over Aughnaguig bog because it is designated, but I guess my tway-blades and bladderwort may be gone (even as I write) from Puttigan bog. I suppose dug out by diggers and dumped unceremoniously to one side. Must go back and take a look .
The trouble with bogs here in Co. Cavan that they are all very small lying in the inter – drumlin hollows and so very vulnerable to damage in a small piecemeal way. The sum total of all the damage is of course great.