Events


Cumnock Treasure Trail – National Map Reading Week: Thursday 19th October   Recently updated !

Come along and pick up some map-reading skills before setting off on the Cumnock Treasure Trail. The trail will take you on an adventure through Cumnock as you attempt to find 10 markers and answer the questions at each one. There will be a prize for the team/individual with the […]


National Moth Night at Hannahston Community Woodland – Thursday 12th October, 7pm-9pm   Recently updated !

Join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) and local moth expert Tom Vorsterman on National Moth Night as we discover the variety of moths that make Hannahston Community Woodland their home . This free, family-friendly event is great for both children and adults with an interest in wildlife. Moths will be […]


Bog Wildlife Identification Workshop

Come join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative and Where’s Wildilfe in Ayrshire for an afternoon of investigating the wildlife of Low Moss. Samples will be collected from the bog in the morning by the project officers, and we need your help to identify the plants and animals that make […]


Tues 12th September – We’re going on a spider hunt!

The search for the rare Cloud-living spider (Semljicola caliginosus) continues as we survey the spiders of Shiel Farm in partnership with RSPB Scotland. We’ll be deploying the bug vac and identifying as many species as we can on the day. The morning will be spent on the bog and the afternoon […]


Volunteer Day: 28th August, Peatland Plant Survey at Shiel Farm

Discover the fascinating world of bog botanicals as we monitor peatland plants across Shiel Farm. From sphagnum to sundew, each plant tells a story! No experience necessary.   Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


Volunteer Day: 22nd August, Hydrology and Peatland Plant Survey at Airds Moss

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Airds Moss we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells and monitoring vegetation across the site. No experience necessary.   Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register […]


Volunteer Day: 16th August, Hydrology and Beetle Monitoring at Shiel Farm

We’ll combine our usual water level monitoring with collecting beetles from pitfall traps that have been in place this summer. Will the improved bog habitat have attracted new species? Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


In search of the Large Heath butterfly

On July 3rd, we met up with CEI volunteers and RSPB staff to survey RSPB Airds Moss for the Large Heath butterfly. The Large Heath is a bog specialist and priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, and has been recorded at the site for the past few years. Successful […]