y Llyn is situated in an especially beautiful location
with views of all Snowdonia.
on Cors y Llyn is contained in the documents ‘Biological
survey of common land - Arfon Division’ and ‘Survey
of Welsh Wetlands’.
Image: Cors y Llyn.
bog is described as very wet indeed, too wet, perhaps,
to graze livestock. In 1991, at the time of the survey,
it was in good condition, and that so little burning
and drainage had been of great benefit to the wildlife.
such as bog St John's wort, cranberry, willow, fescues
and orchids are to be found, as well as a wealth
of mosses, liverwort and 12 types of sphagnum moss.
undergrowth provides a suitable environment for birds
and insects, and the linnet and the reed bunting
are noted in the survey.
% of the common, (the central part), is in the Snowdonia
National Park, but the rest is registered as land
of Llanllyfni Parish Council, and it is likely that
it is the council which is responsible for its management.
The bog is registered as a Site of Special Scientific