Daily archives: 5th August 2016


31st August – Installing dipwells

We will be installing new dipwells on an area of peatland that was dammed earlier this year using peat trench bunds as part of re-wetting works on Shiel Farm in collaboration with RSPB Scotland. Dipwells will be constructed out of plastic pipes, tights and plant pots! (of course!) Once in place these dipwells […]


22nd May – Water-level Monitoring

A healthy bog will have a high water table (close to or at the surface) which supports the growth of peat-forming plants such as Sphagnum mosses. We will be recording the water level of Airds Moss using dipwells that were installed a few years ago. This is part of a long-term peatland monitoring programme to determine whether […]