conservation


Free event – 29th May 2018: Peat-free gardening

Are you thinking about going PEAT-FREE in your garden? The CEI invites you to a FREE talk and sampling session at Cumnock Town Hall on Tuesday 29th May, 14:15 – 15:45. We’ll be exploring all there is to know about the benefits of going PEAT-FREE at home, work or in a community space. There will […]


19th May 2018: Dip your toe into peat bogs!

Would you like to explore a local peat bog in all its springtime glory? Are you curious about what’s happening to conserve nature in your local area? Perhaps you’re interested in volunteering for a local environmental organisation but not sure if it’s right for you? Well look no further… Lapwing: […]


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 […]


Volunteer Day: Thursday 22nd February, Hydrology Survey at Common Farm

Peatland enhancement works were carried out at Common Farm (near Shiel Farm) during November and December 2017 and a series of dipwells were installed to allow us to monitor changes in water levels across the site. On February 22nd we’ll be taking the first dipwell readings since the work was […]


Practical People Power

SNH’s Phil Baarda discusses the contribution that volunteers are making to conservation of bogs across Central Scotland in his latest blog entry for Scotland’s Nature, ‘Practical People Power’. Take a look, you might spot a few familiar faces! If you’re interested in becoming a CEI volunteer please contact CEI Project Officer […]


Volunteer Day: Thursday 18th January, Hydrology Survey at Dalmellington 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 Dalmellington Moss we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site and taking fixed point photographs to help track changes in the landscape. No experience […]


Volunteer Day: Thursday 22nd February, Hydrology Survey at Common Farm

Peatland enhancement works were carried out at Common Farm (near Shiel Farm) during November and December 2017 and a series of dipwells were installed to allow us to monitor changes in water levels across the site. On February 22nd we’ll be taking the first dipwell readings since the work 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 […]