In Mayo walking, cycling or taking a stroll are exciting experiences.
There are so many kinds of habitats where treasures can be discovered and careful observation in certain places often yields interesting discoveries. Search for the driest spots and the wettest, the sunniest and the shadiest, the mountain tops and the seashore, the acid bog and the limestone scree.
In farmland look for a marshy corner of a field or a dry ridge, while on limestone look for siliceous rock or peat.
In a bog the best places are usually in the wettest places and, on the other hand, on mountain, the best areas are cliffs facing north or north-east.
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Mayo's most interesting areas are: Lough Carra, Ballinrobe region, south-west shore of Lough Mask, Mweelrea, Dooaghtry, Achill Island, Mulranny, Pontoon and Clare Island.
n our country so many special and common plants can be found. Our flora is rich in trees such as oaks, ashes, blackthorns, hawthorns, birches, chestnuts, rhododendrons, conifers, yews and hollies.
The flowers are so numerous, often tiny, but full of charm. Orchid, bog cotton primrose, foxglove, heather, buttercup, ox-eye daisy, wood anemone, sundew, milkwort, marsh pea, dandelion, lesser celandine, thistle and butterwort are some of Mayo's flowers.
Wild flora gives to Mayo's landscape a particular touch of colours in every season.