Bog Squad Workparty, Braehead Moss

Bog Squad Workparty, Braehead Moss
Saturday 2nd August 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm
Braehead Moss, South Lanarkshire, near Forth.

Braehead Moss is a Site of Special Sientific Interest in South Lanarkshire, near Forth. Our work is aimed at re-wetting the bog, so that specialist flora & fauna can thrive.

The Bog Squad team will use hand tools such as saws and loppers to remove small birch trees and saplings across the open bog, as these plants otherwise would sap the water from the bog. As part of the day we will also conduct a walk over survey of the bog to see if we can find the nationally important Large Heath butterfly alongside other butterflies and day-flying moths. 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: 9am meet at our Stirling Office (we can offer some transport) or 10.30am at Braehead Moss (we'll give you directions and information)

Finish: 15.00 at Braehead Moss or about 16.30 at our Stirling Office.

Bring: Water, lunch, wellies or sturdy waterproof walking boots and work clothes. Be prepared for hot weather (sun cream and sun hat) and cold conditions (warm hat, fleece)...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