18th August – Peatland Plant Survey

Back in 2011 peatland re-wetting works had taken place on Shiel Farm as part of the mitigation for coal mining operations at the nearby Dalfad opencast site. Re-wetting work ceased with the collapse of Scottish Coal but very recently the CEI have been working with RSPB Scotland to continue the re-wetting works on this important site, just to the west of RSPB Airds Moss, as part of the CEI’s peatland enhancement project. We will be re-locating the existing metal underground quadrats (from 2011) using our metal detector! This is part of our long term monitoring programme to determine whether the re-wetting works will have the desired effect over time of raising the water-level and improving the bog vegetation . At this time of year there will be plenty of wildlife about and plants in flower so it is also a perfect opportunity to practise your ID skills and wildlife recording!

peatland plant survey

To register to attend or for more information please get in touch with Jennifer Dunn, CEI Project Officer, at jennifer.dunn@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771