The Erris region has a number of Special Areas of Conservation and Special Areas of Protection, with countless important habitats, species, flora and fauna. You will find a variety of rare and interesting plants here, including the ivy-leaved bellflower, the marsh saxifrage, spaghnum mosses, black bog rush, purple-moor grass, bog cotton, deer-grass, cross-leaved heath, bell heather, white-beaked sedge, bog asphodel, bog myrtle, orchids, lousewort, milkwort, lichens, sundew, butterwort, water lobelia, pipewort, common spike-rush, and bulbous rush. Greenland White-fronted Geese, Golden Plover, Red Grouse and Otters are just some of the important fauna found in the region of Ballycroy National Park.
The elusive corncrake can be heard every summer in many parts of the Mullet Peninsula, even close to the town of Belmullet. The Inis Gé islands are home to many endangered species, seabirds and grey seals. These are just some of the examples of the amazing flora and fauna that can be seen in Erris. Erris is indeed the best place in Ireland to go wild!