biodiveristy


CEI on film – Peat, people and partnerships

We are excited to bring you ‘Peat, people and partnerships’ a film about the East Ayrshire Coalfield Nature Network project! The film highlights achievements of the project and also unveils plans for the future, including a new ‘Nature Network Legacy’ project which will run between 2018 and 2020 and deliver […]


Celebrating East Ayrshire’s restored peat bogs for World Water Day

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment celebrated the United Nations World Water Day with a guided walk at a restored peat bog on Saturday 24th March. People enjoyed a sunny Saturday morning exploring Low Moss near Lugar in an event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of healthy peatlands. The guided […]


Winter walks in New Cumnock

Looking for a little winter walk inspiration in East Ayrshire? Then why not check out the lovely series of walks provided by the New Cumnock Access Network Routes? This network of paths was developed by the CEI in 2012 to improve access to the envrionment around New Cumnock. The routes […]


Spider Hunt – Monday 30th October at Airds Moss

The search for the rare Cloud-living spider (Semljicola caliginosus) continues as we survey the spiders of Airds Moss in partnership with RSPB Scotland. We’ll be deploying the bug vac and identifying as many species as we can on the day. The morning will be spent on the bog and the afternoon […]


National Moth Night at Hannahston Community Woodland

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 […]


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 […]


Bog Wildlife Identification Workshop

Come join the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative and Where’s Wildilfe in Ayrshire for an afternoon of investigating the wildlife of Low Moss. Samples will be collected from the bog in the morning by the project officers, and we need your help to identify the plants and animals that make […]


Tues 12th September – We’re going on a spider hunt!

The search for the rare Cloud-living spider (Semljicola caliginosus) continues as we survey the spiders of Shiel Farm in partnership with RSPB Scotland. We’ll be deploying the bug vac and identifying as many species as we can on the day. The morning will be spent on the bog and the afternoon […]


Volunteer Day: Peatland Plant Survey at Shiel Farm

Discover the fascinating world of bog botanicals as we monitor peatland plants across Shiel Farm. From sphagnum to sundew, each plant tells a story! No experience necessary. No experience necessary. Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


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 […]