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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 […]


In search of the Large Heath butterfly

On July 3rd, we met up with CEI volunteers and RSPB staff to survey RSPB Airds Moss for the Large Heath butterfly. The Large Heath is a bog specialist and priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, and has been recorded at the site for the past few years. Successful […]


Peatbog Star Species education programme

At the start of 2015 the CEI ran an exciting new Peatbog Star Species education programme to primary schools in the coalfield region of East Ayrshire. Primary 4, 5 and 6 pupils of New Cumnock, Auchinleck, Barshare. Muirkirk and Patna were given the opportunity to champion ‘star species’ of the […]