Volunteer Event: Peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir, Sorn – Thursday 19th September


Sundews in the sunshine (c) CEI
Sundews in the sunshine (c) CEI

Help the CEI carry out a peatland vegetation survey at Weitshaw Muir in the Muirkirk and North Lowther Special Protection area on Thursday 19th September. 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 carried out last year, which involves recording the presence or absence of key indicator plant species at fixed points across the bog. We will also be recording other wildlife seen during the day.

A good level of fitness is required as area we’ll cover is quite large, and we’ll be walking across uneven ground. No previous knowledge of peatland plant identification is required, as training and identification resources will be provided. Please bring wellies or sturdy walking boots/gators, waterproofs, a packed lunch and plenty of water.

We’ll meet at Sorn (next to old Kirk) between 9 – 9.30 am before heading the short distance to the parking spot near Weitshaw Farm.

Please contact Scott on scott.shanks@ea-cei.org.uk for more information and to register your attendance at the event