Saturday 16th February 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm

:Langlands Moss, East Kilbride

Contact

  • David Hill
  • dhill@butterfly-conservation.org or 01786 459813

55.733673739205, -4.1829478612433

Saturday 16th February – Ditch-damming at Langlands Moss (East Kilbride)

The Bog Squad will be blocking old drainage ditches at Langlands Moss near East Kilbride in order to protect the valuable peatland habitat. These old drainage ditches continue to remove water from the moss, drying the peat out and threatening the highly specialised vegetation and wildlife that should thrive out on the moss. We will block ditches with plastic piling which is installed using a large rubber mallet. Langlands is home to colonies of Large Heath and Green Hairstreak butterflies, both of which have declined across the UK as a result of habitat loss.   

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: 10am at Langlands Moss (We'll give you directions) or 9.00am meet at our Stirling office (We offer some transport)
Finish: 3pm at Langlands Moss or 4.00pm at our Stirling office 
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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!

Please let us know you're coming by contacting David Hill on: dhill@butterfly-conservation.org or 01786 459813