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Site description (2007 baseline)
The Lake of Menteith is a shallow water-body, with fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) in some bays. The nearby Flanders Moss is the largest remaining intact lowland raised mire in the UK, whose plant communities are relatively undisturbed. Human activities include peat extraction. The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/flanders-moss-and-lake-of-menteith-iba-united-kingdom on 02/12/2023.