RSPB Airds Moss – aerial photographs


Aerial photograph showing drainage ditches across RSPB Airds Moss. These ditches were put in at the end of the 20th century to drain the site for farming which are still having an affect on the bog's hydrology to this day. The pools visible have been created from a series of peat dams that have been put in place to raise the water level and prevent the water running off site. Peat dams are put in place at roughly 20 meter intervals.

Aerial photograph showing drainage ditches across RSPB Airds Moss. These ditches were put in at the end of the 20th century to drain the site for farming which are still having an affect on the bog’s hydrology to this day. The pools visible have been created from a series of peat dams that have been put in place to raise the water level and prevent the water running off site. Peat dams are put in place at roughly 20 meter intervals.