monitoring


Volunteer Event: Vegetation Survey at Weitshaw Muir, Sorn Thursday 29th August

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 29th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was […]

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) (c) CEI

Volunteer Event: Peatland Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey Training – Airds Moss

We’ll be teaming up with RSPB Scotland to carry out a dragonfly and damselfly survey at RSPB Airds Moss near Muirkirk. We’ll meet at the Netherwell Wood carpark at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Wednesday 21st August. Following the successful bog restoration work here there are now more bog […]


Volunteer Event: Peatland Vegetation Survey at Sorn – Wednesday 8th August

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Wednesday 8th August. This survey will help assess how well the site is recovering following bog restoration work last winter. We will be repeating a survey that was […]

Bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia) (c) CEI

Common Hawker © Scott Shanks

Volunteer Event: Peatland Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey Training

Dragonfly and damselfly survey at Low Moss near Lugar. *British Dragonfly Week Event!* We’ll meet at Low Moss at 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Wednesday 17th July. Following our successful bog restoration work here, there are now many more bog pools for breeding dragonflies and damselflies, We will be […]


Celebration event marks successful Nature Network project

Forty people gathered in New Cumnock Town Hall on the evening of Thursday 19th April to celebrate the successes of Nature Network, a large-scale environmental project delivered by the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative (CEI). Nature Network ran between 2013 and 2018 and was part of EcoCo LIFE, a Central Scotland-wide […]


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 […]


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 SSSI (a SWT Reserve), we’ll be measuring water levels in the dipwells across the site and taking fixed point photographs to help track changes in […]


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 […]