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: email@example.com or call 01563 576771
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01563 576771
Explore the fascinating soggy world of blanket bogs at RSPB Airds Moss with a guided walk led by CEI and RSPB staff. Airds Moss is one of our key peatland enhancement sites – we are working with our partners the RSPB and our team of volunteers to improve the quality […]
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 […]
As part of our Peatland Monitoring Programme we will be surveying the key indicator plants on the beautiful Dalmellington Moss SSSI, which is managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) as a Wildlife Reserve. Working with SWT and volunteers we will be surveying the fixed quadrats on the reserve and recording the plant […]
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 bog enhancement sites. Large Heath is a priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and also a bog specialist. We will continue to monitor this population which will not only […]
How have our peat bogs been faring during this changeable weather? First a drought and now some fairly heavy rainfall. We hope that through our ditch blocking and bunding work that the bog will have a higher, more stable water table and therefore greater resilience against changes in climate. A water […]
Explore the squelchy bog at Shiel Farm to monitor the site’s hydrology and install pitfall traps to monitor beetles and other invertebrates!
Join us for this year’s Make The Adder Count Survey on RSPB Airds Moss!