Ditch damming at Langlands Moss
Sunday 4th November – Ditch-damming at Langlands Moss (East Kilbride)
The Bog Squad (Butterfly Conservation Scotland) will be joining forces with the Friends of Langlands Moss group to install ditch blocking plastic dams in order to help rewet Langlands moss. Old ditches take vital water resources away from the bog which threatens the specialised flora and fauna that live there. We’ll be using large rubber mallets to hit the dams into the peat.
Langlands Moss is a much loved local nature reserve on the edge of East Kilbride. It is managed by the local community group and South Lanarkshire Council. The moss is home to a colony of the Large Heath butterfly and is frequented by birds such as Woodcock and Snipe.
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 9am meet at our Stirling Office (We offer some transport)
Finish: 15.00 at Langlands Moss or about 16.00 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!
Our work parties are relaxed and informal with all welcome to come along and lend us a hand. The work suits all abilities, but you will need a steady footing as we will be working on and walking across challenging, uneven and boggy terrain.
We often have some 'first come-first serve' spaces in our vehicle to give volunteers a lift to our work sites from our Stirling office. Please get in touch to arrange this.
You can have a look at the Butterfly Conservation Scotland's Volunteer Handbook - see document below - which also contains information on Butterflies & Moths.
If you would like to come along to any of our volunteer work parties or events or if you have any questions then please contact David Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org