Peatland Restoration & Habitats Talk
Heathland Vegetation Walk
with Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Sunday 25th June
At The Old Courthouse.
Join Sean & Mel as they give us a broad overview of what peatlands are, how they function, and where they are in the UK. We will be looking at the interesting variety of plants and animals that can be found within them and the unique adaptations they have to circumvent these traditionally nutrient-poor and even hostile environments. The team from Cumbria Wildlife Trust will tell us how they have been degraded through time and how they seek to restore them with some examples of works we have conducted in the area.
We will then go for a walk that will look at these points this with an emphasis on the unique species that can be seen on peatlands and we’ll look at some erosion features and indicators of peatland condition that we might consider when planning a restoration.
You are very welcome to just join us for the talk if you are not able to come on the walk.