On our previous visits here the volunteers have always been greeted with warm sun - unsurprisingly (considering its January!) this time turned out to be a somewhat chillier affair... The sun did shine on us for the most part though and with a fresh covering of snow on the ground the bog looked very tranquil.
Our task for the day was to install some more plastic dams in the old drainage ditches that crisscross the moss. The main ditch in the area that we were working had already been dammed many years previously with plywood and good levels of sphagnum mosses have built up since. However the plywood is getting rotten and looking in danger of failing so we decided to pop in some new sturdier dams to ensure the water flow in the ditch remains restricted.
There's still plenty more to be done at Langlands Moss and the Bog Squad will be continuing with our damming efforts there on Sunday 22nd February - hope to see you there!