Are you interested in helping to secure the future of Scotland’s lowland peatlands? The bog squad is a group of volunteers that undertake restoration work aimed at re-wetting peatlands, so that the natural flora & fauna can thrive and peat formation can take place again in the future.

Bog squad Glencoe - © Dennis Hardley

Project topic: Land


Butterfly Conservation Scotland's bog squad is a team of volunteers that restore lowland raised bogs on sites from Ayr to Fife in collaboration with partner organisations and landowners.

Our restoration work is aimed at re-wetting bogs, so that natural flora & fauna can thrive and peat formation can take place again in the future.

We dam ditches, remove scrub and pull pine seedlings. We also carry out some monitoring of butterflies & moths.

Our work is hugely satisfying and takes us to bogs across the Central Belt, hidden gems, in a landscape dominated by agriculture and urban settlements. Bogs are uplifting places with wide-open views. They are havens of peace and quiet, with entire microcosms of fascinating plants and animals to explore.

Come and see for yourself and join a bog squad work party. More information can be found on our blog.


This page was last updated on 03 Oct 2016

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