Events


26th July 2018: Volunteer plant survey   Recently updated !

Bring your boots for a brain and body-boosting botanical blitz at a nearby BOG! We’ll be surveying the amazing and unique plant communities of a peat bog near Sorn as part of our monitoring programme to assess the health of the peatland habitat before and after restoration takes place. Volunteers […]


24th July 2018: Mystical Moths at the Barony A Frame   Recently updated !

East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative is excited to be working in partnership with Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project and Tom Vorsterman to provide this informal workshop. No previous experience in moth trapping or wildlife recording is necessary – just a keen interest in nature and an enjoyment of seeing and […]


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 […]