volunteering


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

New Cumnock Nature Network

Nature Network Path Patrol at New Cumnock

Join the CEI team (Daisy and Scott) on Wednesday 20th February to kick-start this year’s volunteer activities with a Path Patrol at New Cumnock. We’ll be checking some of the shorter paths around New Cumnock for winter damage, identifying over-grown areas and sections that might need repair work. We’ll also […]


Volunteer event: Butterfly survey *NEW DATE/TIME*

Join CEI in the hills around Sorn to survey butterflies! 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 peatland sites. Large heath is a priority species for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and also a bog specialist. […]


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 […]


Practical People Power

SNH’s Phil Baarda discusses the contribution that volunteers are making to conservation of bogs across Central Scotland in his latest blog entry for Scotland’s Nature, ‘Practical People Power’. Take a look, you might spot a few familiar faces! If you’re interested in becoming a CEI volunteer please contact CEI Project Officer […]


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 […]