large heath butterfly


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 […]


Volunteer Day: 3rd July Large heath butterfly monitoring

Over the past few years, with the help of CEI volunteers, we have been very excited to record Large Heath butterflies on RSPB Airds Moss and our other bog enhancement sites. Large Heath is a priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and also a bog specialist. We will continue to monitor this population which will not only […]


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 […]