Being outside on expansive bogs, we are able to socially distance a good two metres (plus) away from each other. The best way to do this is by focusing on the removal of birch saplings from the moss. Ideally we pull the whole sapling up, roots and all. That way they are less likely to re-grow and need pulling up again.
Having gone back into lockdown now our work parties are again unfortunately on hold. However, we hope before too long that the restrictions will ease and the bog squad will be out again, helping to keep our lowland raised bogs healthy. Do get in touch if you are interested to volunteer with the Bog Squad when restrictions ease.
We are very grateful that this important work continues to be supported by Peatland Action