Burns Supper: Saturday 23 January, 2016
this into your diaries now: we always sell out and those people who can
remember what happened always say that it was the world's best Burns
Supper. Tickets will go on sale towards the end of December. As ever Dr
Bill Carr will put the poor wee beast to the sword and we've got plenty
of top notch speakers, singers, reciters and mucking abouters.
YouTube link: When Bill addresses the haggis, it stays addressed.
Christmas Tree Day: Sunday 13 December, 2015: 11:00 to 13:00
and get your Christmas trees from the Moss. As usual, this is a free
event, although if would would like to make a donation you would be
helping us to carry out our plans to make more improvements. Easiest is
to come in at the Scotlandwell entrance and take the path straight
ahead, following the signs and tapes which will lead you to our
tarpaulin shelter, mince pies and hot drinks. You will be able to go
out with one of our team to pick your tree. We'll cut it down for you
and help you to get it back to the path. After that you're on your
own.You'll need to go out onto the Moss so wellies or good boots are
best. If you come in at the Grahamstone entrance, turn right on the
path and you'll soon get to us.
Some recent additions, both found on the Ecology page:
One of our team, Marjorie Smith, was funded by the Scottish Government and the
Primary Science Teaching Trust to develop an excellent teaching resource called Let's Talk Bogs.
an amazing number of insects living in the Moss - and the diversity has
increased a lot because of the work that has been done to restore the
peat dome. Butterfly Conservation do an incredible job of monitoring and recording moths and butterflies
across the UK. Our local people are George Guthrie and Duncan Davidson.
If you ever see strange lights in the Moss late at night, there's a
good chance that it's George trapping moths and butterflies ready to
identify, count and record them. Tables of their sightings over the last few years are here.
Moss viewed from Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty Hill in the
views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial
plantation to a raised peat bog.
at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and