5) How deep is your bog?

27th August, 10am – 4pm

Meet at Clatteringshaws, Galloway Forest Park. Bring Wellies, weather appropriate clothing and gloves. Lunch provided.

Bogs are now understood to be important to us all, both in terms of the unique and fascinating habitats they provide for wildlife and the huge amounts of carbon they store and their role in preventing climate change.  Scotland holds a significant proportion of the European resource, with fantastic examples in Dumfries and Galloway.  The Crichton Carbon Centre, in association with the Galloway Glens Scheme, needs your help to gather information on one of our bogs to help ensure it is managed in the best way. This event will provide attendees with an introduction to bogs and some of the ways we are now restoring and managing them to ensure they stay in good condition.  Attendees will help record and map the peat depths across one of our local bogs, with the data gathered being used to contribute to future restoration plans in the area. This event will be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn about the importance of bogs and wants to contribute to the understanding and conservation of this fascinating local habitat.