Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Truly The Information Highway ~ Part III The Burren In County Clare Ireland

*The Burren in County Clare is a unique lunar-like landscape. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comes to life each spring with a mixture of alpine, arctic and Mediterranean plants growing side by side.

Burren is rich with historical and archaeological sites. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs in the area, portal dolmens.

The grykes (crevices) provide moist shelter, thus supporting a wide range of plants including dwarf shrubs. Where the surface of the pavement is shattered into gravel, many of the hardier Arctic or Alpine plants can be found.

The rolling hills of Burren are composed of limestone pavements with criss-crossing cracks known as "grikes", leaving isolated rocks called "clints"

*From this Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/DiscoverIreland

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