As part of our Peatland Monitoring Programme we will be surveying the key indicator plants on the beautiful Dalmellington Moss SSSI, which is managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) as a Wildlife Reserve. Working with SWT and volunteers we will be surveying the fixed quadrats on the reserve and recording the plant species found in each quadrat. This is year four of our long term monitoring programme to determine whether the proposed re-wetting will have the desired effect over time of improving the bog vegetation. At this time of year there will be plenty of wildlife about and plants in flower so it is also a perfect opportunity to practise your ID skills and wildlife recording!
Thursday 27th July – Peatland Plant Monitoring, Dalmellington Moss SWT Reserve
Meet at: The reserve can be found on the A713 between Ayr and Dalmellington, about 1 mile west of Dalmellington, close to the junction with the B741. Parking is available at the access road to Chalmerston Surface Mine.
Meeting time: 10am
What you will need: Wellies, waterproofs, packed lunch, water and suitable clothing (warm layers/sun hat/sun cream).
To register to attend or for more information please get in touch with Gemma Jennings, CEI Project Officer, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01563 576771.