Shiel Farm


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: Peatland Plant Survey at Shiel Farm

Discover the fascinating world of bog botanicals as we monitor peatland plants across Shiel Farm. From sphagnum to sundew, each plant tells a story! No experience necessary. No experience necessary. Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


Volunteer Day: Hydrology and Beetle Monitoring at Shiel Farm

We’ll combine our usual water level monitoring with collecting beetles from pitfall traps that have been in place this summer. Will the improved bog habitat have attracted new species? Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


Volunteer Day: 28th August, Peatland Plant Survey at Shiel Farm

Discover the fascinating world of bog botanicals as we monitor peatland plants across Shiel Farm. From sphagnum to sundew, each plant tells a story! No experience necessary.   Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771


Volunteer Day: 16th August, Hydrology and Beetle Monitoring at Shiel Farm

We’ll combine our usual water level monitoring with collecting beetles from pitfall traps that have been in place this summer. Will the improved bog habitat have attracted new species? Contact CEI Project Officer, Gemma Jennings to register or find out more: gemma.jennings@ea-cei.org.uk or call 01563 576771