Saturday volunteer day – 23rd June 2018: Butterfly survey   Recently updated !

Join us on Saturday 23rd June, 13:00 – 15:00, at a local nature spot to survey butterflies on the wing as part of the CEI’s Nature Network Legacy project. No experience is necessary, just bring your wellies, waterproofs and a snack/drink. This event is suitable for families with children, as […]

Free event – 29th May 2018: Peat-free gardening

Are you thinking about going PEAT-FREE in your garden? The CEI invites you to a FREE talk and sampling session at Cumnock Town Hall on Tuesday 29th May, 14:15 – 15:45. We’ll be exploring all there is to know about the benefits of going PEAT-FREE at home, work or in a community space. There will […]

Volunteer survey – 7th June 2018: Breeding Birds #2

Help CEI carry out the second Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 5th June. CEI staff and volunteers will head out across the peatland habitat to record breeding bird activity before returning to ‘basecamp’ to have a go at territory mapping. This survey […]

Volunteer survey – 24th May 2018: Breeding Birds

Help CEI carry out a Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area (exact location to be defined) on Thursday 24th May. Volunteers will be offered a short training and ID session before heading out across the peatland habitat to record breeding bird activity. A follow up […]

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: […]

Volunteer Day – 14th June 2018: Butterfly survey

Join CEI on Thursday 14th June, 11:00 – 15:00, to survey butterflies in the hills around Sorn, East Ayrshire! Over the past few years, with the help of CEI volunteers, we have been very excited to record large heath butterflies on RSPB Airds Moss and our other peatland sites. Large heath is a priority […]

CEI Nature Network Celebration Event

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) invites you to join a celebration of the success of the Nature Network (EcoCo LIFE) project as it comes to completion. Our Nature Network Celebration event will take place in the beautifully restored New Cumnock Town Hall on the rescheduled date of Thursday 19th April 6pm-9pm. Since 2013, Nature Network has delivered […]

CEI Nature Network Event – Postponed!

We regret to inform that due to poor weather conditions, the Nature Network Celebration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday 1st March, has been postponed. Although the severity of the wintry weather is varied across the region, many guests have some distance to travel and we do not wish to […]