Bog Squad Workparty, Carrot Hill Meadow

Bog Squad Workparty, Carrot Hill Meadow
Saturday 16th May 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm
Carrot Hill, Angus

Carrot Hill Meadow is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Angus (just to the north of Dundee) which has been protected for its rich botanical interests. Unlike the raised bogs that we have usually been working on this is a fen peatland site rich in wildflowers and scarce plants.

The Bog Squad will be installing some small plastic dams in order to block up some old drainage ditches that run across the peatland. These ditches take vital water resources away from the bog which threatens the specialised flora and fauna that live there. We'll also be constructing some small peat dams to help restore this valuable habitat.

The work suits all abilities, but you need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across challenging, uneven and boggy terrain.

Start: 08.30am meet at our Stirling Office (Due to the distance involved we will offer transport to all interested in coming along - pick-ups can potentially be arranged at other locations, please get in touch for details).
Finish: 15.30 at Carrot Hill Meadow or about 17.00 at our Stirling Office.

Bring: Water, lunch (hot drink?), wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes - including waterproofs. Be prepared for cold conditions and bring warm hat, fleece etc..and a sense of humour! 

Booking is essential:

Call: 01786 44 77 53 or email: peatproject@btconnect.com 

Find out more about the Bog Squad: www.bogsquad.weebly.com