We were busy down at Carsehall Bog on Wednesday, working on installing some dam piling to the recently created wetland area on Carsehall Bog.
The dam will prevent any breaches between wetland and loch, thereby retaining water and maintaining roosting and feeding habitat for wildfowl and waders alike.
With the dry summer that we’ve had, the wetland area was looking more like an African mud hole, with an abundance of Toad Rush colonising the exposed mudflats.
Volunteer Alan Reid was in good spirits, and Reserve Manager Neil Mitchell was getting down to some hard graft hammering the dam piling in before Jimmy Louden’s drove them in the rest of the way, and re-landscaped the bank of the pool.
If you like what you see, and would like to find out more about volunteering with us at Loch Leven NNR, we work with volunteers on a wide variety of conservation tasks every Wednesday, and you’d be welcome to get stuck in with us. Just get in touch through the blog, or give us a call at the reserve office on 01577 864439.