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Latest peatland enhancement – update!

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) is delighted to have rounded off 2017 with the completion of a new phase of peatland enhancement at Common Farm, near Cumnock, East Ayrshire. This brings the area of peatland enhanced by the CEI within the East Ayrshire coalfields to 450 hectares! Common Farm was […]


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

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 […]


Biodiversity on the bog – a day at Airds Moss

On Tuesday we teamed up with the RSPB Airds Moss wardens and CEI volunteers to monitor peatland plants and water levels across the bog. Vegetation is surveyed annually at a number of fixed quadrats across the improved areas of the moss, as well two control areas representing “good” and “bad” bog habitat. Despite […]


5th April – Wildlife Tracking and Field Craft Workshop with Tom Wilson

Come along and learn how to track and watch wildlife using a variety of techniques and importantly make records of some of the things we find! Tom will give a talk on field craft and camera trapping including some of his fascinating natural history items before heading outside to practice these skills in the beautiful Auchinleck estate. […]


Dotterel hunt

In the first week of May, according to our very wise ornithologist friends, it is a good time to head to the hills in search of dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) – a medium sized bird of the plover family – as they pass through on their spring migration. We’d had a […]


20th April – Talk on Wildlife Crime

Local Wildlife Crime Officer PC Graeme Gordon will be giving an insightful talk into the ongoing and global issue of wildlife crime, ways of tackling this and what you can do to help! There will be opportunities for questions and discussions as well as tea, coffee and cake. The talk will be held at […]