CEI manages rushy ground for wading birds

CEI has been working with a local farmer, RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage to manage areas of dense soft rush, creating habitat for wading birds in an area that buffers one of our peatland restoration sites. A mosaic of farmland habitats (including more intensively-managed land) is essential for wading […]

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 […]

My CEI volunteer experience – by Lesleyann Garland

Being an Environmental Management student, I have surprised myself with my lack of knowledge for the range of biodiversity and the various ecosystems of a wetland area, particularly in lowland raised bogs. As part of the course I am studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, so far we have only just […]