Raising the Bogs at White Moss: Peatland Survey Skills
Go Wild in Garnock has teamed up with Raising the Bogs to deliver a workshop to help those already involved in conservation work or volunteering develop their skills!
Join us on 21st August at White Moss to learn:
• sampling and identification skills for peatland vegetation and invertebrates
• how to submit your wildlife records to a national biodiversity database
• methods for measuring peat depth and monitoring hydrology
• how our measurements and observations can be used to estimate the quality of the habitat and the carbon stored in the peat bog
You don't need to be an expert or a professional to join us, but some experience of wildlife recording or surveying is necessary to get the most out of the event. We're also looking for participants who can share their new skills with others after the event, helping us to increase the number of people monitoring and protecting our peatlands.
Spaces are limited – enquire now to avoid disappointment!
Please note: we'll be closing booking at midnight on 15th August. If you're viewing this page after our deadline, but you'd like to be placed on our reserve list or register your interest in future peatland survey skills events, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
White Moss is relatively remote and there is plenty of rough terrain. Parking is possible, but it is quite a distance fromt the survey site. We therefore recommend that participants have a reasonable level of fitness and are comfortable walking across large stretches of uneven ground.
It may be necessary to pass through fields containing livestock to access the survey area, so this is a no-dog event.