RSPB


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 […]


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 […]


Tues 12th September – We’re going on a spider hunt!

The search for the rare Cloud-living spider (Semljicola caliginosus) continues as we survey the spiders of Shiel Farm 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: 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 […]


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 […]


21st September – Moth morning and Plant quadrats

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about moth and invertebrate recording and identification, and great fun too. We will be taking a trip to a new peatland site called Low Moss, a raised bog and Provisional Wildlife Site that is in close proximity to Airds Moss Special Area of Conservation. Tom Vorsterman an experienced local moth […]