Events


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 […]


Volunteer Day: Thursday 22nd February, Hydrology Survey at Common Farm

Peatland enhancement works were carried out at Common Farm (near Shiel Farm) during November and December 2017 and a series of dipwells were installed to allow us to monitor changes in water levels across the site. On February 22nd we’ll be taking the first dipwell readings since the work was […]


Volunteer Day: Thursday 18th January, Hydrology Survey at Dalmellington 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 Dalmellington Moss SSSI (a SWT Reserve), we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site and taking fixed point photographs to help track changes in […]


Fence markers for grouse and Sitka spruce removal – December 6th & 11th

Join us for a day (or two!) of  practical conservation tasks at RSPB Airds Moss on December 6th and 11th. We’ll be working with our partners, RSPB Scotland to make improvements for Black and Red Grouse. Grouse are threatened by fence collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality. Many of […]