As summer draws to its conclusion I thought I'd post a wee update on the work that the Bog Squad has carried out this year.
Earlier in the year we continued our campaign of blocking up the old drainage system at the south-western end of Langlands Moss near East Kilbride. The plastic dams we installed have been holding water throughout the summer and common hawker dragonflies have been seen ovipositing into the new pools. And even the new peat dam we installed just last week has been holding impressive amounts of water.
In June we teamed up with the British Dragonfly Society to dam up an a ditch that was adversely affecting important damselfly habitat at Logierait Woods SSSI near Pitlochry. A recent visit has shown that the main dam is holding water well and in time hopefully this will help raise the water level at the pond.
None of these successes would have been possible without all the effort and time that the volunteers of the Bog Squad have given. So a huge thanks you to all those who've helped so far in the Bog Squad' s journey!!