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June 2019

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 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Common Hawker © Scott Shanks

Common Hawker © Scott Shanks Dragonfly and damselfly survey at Low Moss near Lugar. *British Dragonfly Week Event!* We’ll meet at Low Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Wednesday 17th 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 survey…

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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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August 2019

Volunteer Event: Peatland Vegetation Survey at Sorn – Wednesday 8th August

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 8th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was carried out last year, which involves recording the presence or absence of key indicator plant species at fixed points across the bog. We will also…

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Volunteer Event: Peatland Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey Training – Airds Moss

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Airds Moss RSPB Reserve

Common Hawker © Scott Shanks We'll be teaming up with RSPB Scotland to carry out a dragonfly and damselfly survey at RSPB Airds Moss near Muirkirk. We’ll meet at the Netherwell Wood carpark at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Wednesday 21st August. Following the successful bog restoration work here there are now more bog pools for breeding dragonflies and damselflies, We will be carrying out a dragonfly transect  across the restored peatland and we’ll…

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Volunteer Event: Peatland Vegetation Survey at Sorn – Thursday 29th August

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Weitshaw Muir, Sorn Sorn, East Ayrshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Bog Rosemary (Andomeda polifolia) © CEI Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 29th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was carried out last year, which involves recording the presence or absence of key indicator plant species at fixed points…

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September 2019

Volunteer Event: Peatland Vegetation Survey at Weitshaw Muir-19th September

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Sundews in the sunshine (c) CEI Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 19th September. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was carried out last year, which involves recording the presence or absence of key indicator plant species at fixed points across the bog. We will…

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*CANCELLED* ‘Moth Night’ Event: Peatland Moths and Caterpillars

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

Autumnal moths © Scott Shanks *PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled, however the moth night event at the Barony A Frame (Friday 27th) will be going ahead (dependent on weather) . Apologies for the short notice.- Scott 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…

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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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