bog enhancement


Latest peatland enhancement – update!

The East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI) is delighted to have rounded off 2017 with the completion of a new phase of peatland enhancement at Common Farm, near Cumnock, East Ayrshire. This brings the area of peatland enhanced by the CEI within the East Ayrshire coalfields to 450 hectares! Common Farm was […]


Fence markers for grouse and Sitka spruce removal – December 6th & 11th

Join us for a day (or two!) of  practical conservation tasks at RSPB Airds Moss on December 6th and 11th. We’ll be working with our partners, RSPB Scotland to make improvements for Black and Red Grouse. Grouse are threatened by fence collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality. Many of […]


Hydrology & habitat survey at Common Farm

The CEI is undertaking a new phase of restoration work at Common Farm, right next to Shiel Farm. Contractors are on site at the moment and have installed some new dipwells to enable us to monitor the success of the restoration works once complete. Join us to undertake the first dipwell measurements for the […]


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 […]


Volunteer Day: 25th October, Hydrology Survey at Shiel Farm

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Shiel Farm we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site. No experience necessary. Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call […]


Volunteer Day: 17th October, Hydrology Survey at Airds Moss

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Airds Moss we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site. No experience necessary. Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk […]


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 […]


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


Volunteer Day: Hydrology and Peatland Plant Survey at Airds Moss

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Airds Moss we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells and monitoring vegetation across the site. No experience necessary. Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or […]


Volunteer Day: 22nd August, Hydrology and Peatland Plant Survey at Airds Moss

A healthy bog will have a high water level which supports the growth of sphagnum mosses. As part of our long-term monitoring of Airds Moss we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells and monitoring vegetation across the site. No experience necessary.   Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register […]