On Sunday the Bog Squad revisited Fannyside Muir to continue with the clearance of small pine trees from the bog.
The pine trees threaten the fragile bog habitats by sucking up valuable water from the bog. Previously at Fannyside we've been able to make quick progress in removing the scrub with around 17 hectares now successfully cleared of during the three work parties. That's an area of around 25 football pitches!
During our pine blitz the Bog Squad's first macro moth of 2016 was sighted, a rather delicate looking Dotted Border. Before we all headed home there was time for a quick bit of damming as we extended some dams that had been built last year.
Many thanks to all those who came along. Next time the Bog Squad will be at Blairbeich Bog near Gartocharn on Saturday 26th March.