19th May 2018: Dip your toe into peat bogs!


Would you like to explore a local peat bog in all its springtime glory?

Are you curious about what’s happening to conserve nature in your local area?

Perhaps you’re interested in volunteering for a local environmental organisation but not sure if it’s right for you?

Well look no further…

Lapwing: adult feeding in wet meadow (c) RSPB

CEI invite you to a LAUNCH of its brand new Nature Network Legacy project that will run between April 2018 and March 2020 and restore peatland habitats in East Ayrshire. The event is for anyone who would like to learn about our work, would like to pick up some knowledge of local habitats and fieldcraft skills, and may be considering volunteering on a regular or one-off basis.

We’ll meet at the Boswell Centre in Auchinleck at 10:30am on Saturday 19th May 2018. The event will include:

10:30 – 11:00: welcome, tea and biscuits

11:00 – 12:00: a talk about the CEI’s Nature Network Legacy project

12:30 – 14:30: an (optional) visit to a local peat bog to explore the special habitats and wildlife and find out what its like to volunteer for the CEI

If you would like to come on the site visit then please bring wellington boots, waterproof clothing and something warm to wear (just in case). Please bring your own packed lunch and drink. The visit will involve some walking on uneven and wet ground, so it is important to have a reasonable level of fitness. Children over 5 are welcome to come along if accompanied by an adult.

Booking is essential because we will be hiring a minibus to transport us to the peat bog! Please contact daisy.whytock@ea-cei.org.ukor call 07766185987 for more information or via the Eventbrite page to book your tickets.