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June 2019

Workshop: An Introduction to Ayrshire’s Pollinators – Dumfries House

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ, Dumfries House
Cumnock, Ayrshire KA18 2NJ United Kingdom
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Ayrshire Pollinators (c) Scott Shanks Join the CEI and Dumfries House's Education Team for a FREE Introduction to Ayrshire’s amazing pollinators! The day will focus on native bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators, their ecology and survey techniques. Indoor session (10 am-12.30 pm) - Booking Essential!                                                           …

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Volunteer Event: Peatland Breeding Bird Survey at Sorn

June 6 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Weitshaw Muir, Sorn Sorn, East Ayrshire KA5 6JP United Kingdom + Google Map

Skylark sitting in heather (c) RSPB Help CEI carry out the second Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) of 2019 in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 6th June. CEI staff and volunteers will head out across the peatland habitat to record breeding bird activity before returning to ‘base camp’ to have a go at territory mapping. Last year we carried out this survey before This is the second year of BBS surveys on the…

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Volunteer Event: Large Heath Butterfly Survey at Low Moss, Lugar

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Large Heath © Tom Wilson Help CEI carry out a Large Heath butterfly survey at Low Moss near Lugar. Joint Event with Butterfly Conservation. We’ll meet at Low Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Thursday 20th June. We will be carrying out a Large Heath timed count using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) guidelines. Our records will help improve national population monitoring for this important bog indicator species. Survey training will be provided…

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Volunteer Event: Large Heath Butterfly Survey at Dalmellington Moss

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
dalmellington, Dalmellington Old Graveyard
Dalmellington, East Ayrshire ka6 7qu United Kingdom
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Large Heath © Tom Wilson Help CEI carry out a Large Heath butterfly survey at SWT Dalmellington Moss, near Dalmellington. Joint Event with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation. We’ll meet at SWT Dalmellington Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Saturday 22nd June. We will be carrying out a Large Heath timed count using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) guidelines. Our records will help improve national population monitoring for this important bog…

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July 2019

Volunteer Event: Large Heath Butterfly Survey at Sorn

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Large Heath butterflies © Alex Black Help CEI carry out a Large Heath butterfly survey in the Sorn uplands Joint Event with Butterfly Conservation. We’ll meet near Sorn at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Thursday 4th July. We will be carrying out a Large Heath timed count using the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) guidelines. Our records will help improve national population monitoring for this important bog indicator species. Survey training will be provided…

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Volunteer Event: Peatland Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey Training

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Common Hawker © Scott Shanks Help CEI carry out a dragonfly and damselfly survey at Low Moss near Lugar. We’ll meet at Low Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Thursday 11th July. Following our successful bog restoration work here, there are now many more bog pools for breeding dragonflies and damselflies, We will be carrying out a dragonfly transect  across the restored bog and we’ll also sample for larvae in bogs pools.. The…

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Big Butterfly Lunchtime Counts!

July 19 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 8:00 pm

Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell (c) Scott Shanks Join the CEI team for a series of lunchtime Big Butterfly Counts across East Ayrshire. Grab a sandwich, pencil and free ID guide, and lets go count some butterflies! Look out for our regular updates on Twitter and Facebook to find out where we are going to be. Come join us if you are near by, or pop out and do a count in your…

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September 2019

Volunteer Training Event: Peatland Survey Skills (Location tbc)

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hydrological monitoring at Common Farm (c) CEI 2017 Join CEI for an introduction to Peatland Survey Skills (FREE). We’ll meet at 10am, and after a brief introduction to peatlands and their ecology, we’ll demonstrate how to carry out a range of useful peatland survey skills including assessment of site drainage features, a peatland vegetation survey, a peat depth survey and monitoring (and installation) of simple hydrology monitoring equipment. No previous experience necessary. This will hopefully…

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‘Moth Night’ Event: Peatland Moths and Caterpillars

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Autumnal moths © Scott Shanks Join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative team to celebrate Moth Night 2019!  We’ll be running two events this year. A peatland moth recording day on Thursday 26th September (location to be confirmed) and an evening event on Friday 27th at the amazing Barony A Frame, near Auchinleck. No previous experience in moth trapping or wildlife recording is necessary – just a keen interest in nature and an enjoyment of…

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‘Moth Night’ Event: Awesome Autumnal Moths of the Barony A Frame!

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - September 28 @ 12:00 am

Autumnal moths © Scott Shanks Join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative team to celebrate Moth Night 2019!  We’ll be running two events this year. Peatland moth recording day on Thursday 26th September (location to be confirmed) and an evening event on Friday 27th at the amazing Barony A Frame, near Auchinleck. No previous experience in moth trapping or wildlife recording is necessary – just a keen interest in nature and an enjoyment of seeing…

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