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Dawn chorus: Saturday 4 May: 04:00: booking essential
Yep, it's pretty early but well worth getting up for. Scott Paterson, the bird recorder for Perth and Kinross will lead the event. To book phone Stuart on 01592 840825 or Stu on 01592 840245. Details here.


AGM: Well Inn, Scotlandwell: Tuesday 16 April: 19:30

Woodland Trust Scotland biodiversity day: Saturday 15 June
Details to follow.

Moth and Butterfly day
Details to follow.

Christmas tree day: Sunday 15 December
Details to follow. 


Burns Ceilidh: 2 February, Portmoak Village Hall
Instead of our usual Burns Supper we had a Burns Ceilidh featuring one of Scotland's best ceilidh bands and certainly the best named - Ceilidh Minogue. It was a traditional village ceilidh with dancing, singing and poems. Dr Bill Carr performed his famous Address to (and massacre of) the Haggis, with secret weapons. Survivers thought this was a great night.

...and you can see what we did in 2018 by clicking below

Insects, moths, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees

There's 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  http://www.eastscotland-butterflies.org.uk/  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. Sometimes they put on special events for us too.

This file shows what they've seen on the Moss so far in 2018 - there's 91 species.

Portmoak Moss viewed from Kilmagad Wood, with Loch Leven and Benarty Hill in the background

Fine views, delightful walking and an ambitious project to restore a commercial plantation to a raised peat bog.

Located at Scotlandwell, near to Kinross and the M90, about midway between the Forth Road Bridge and Perth.