birds


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 […]


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 […]


Soggy bog brings back breeding birds!

A local nature enthusiast has reported that curlew Numenius arquata, lapwing Vanellus vanellus, and skylark Alauda arvensis have returned to breed at Low Moss, a raised bog near Lugar, following recent habitat enhancement work by East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI). Curlew, lapwing and skylark were once a common sight […]