Jo has joined volunteers to help conserve the rare peat bog environment of Lenzie Moss.
The Friends of Lenzie Moss held a ‘conservation day’ on Saturday, as part of the volunteer group’s ongoing work to restore and improve habitats in Lenzie Moss.
The fragile environment, which formed at the end of the last ice age, is currently being threatened by the spread of invasive birch trees. Jo Swinson MP, local residents and Mugdock Park volunteers were removing these birch saplings to enable the bog areas to thrive.
The bog supports a wide range of flora and fauna, including bog rosemary, and provides a feeding ground for a variety of wildlife.
Commenting, Jo said:
“I really enjoyed putting my wellies and waterproofs on to help conservation efforts at the Lenzie Moss raised bog. I’m no expert on plantlife or conservation techniques, but thankfully no prior experience is necessary – equipment and full instruction were provided. I would encourage anyone who would like to participate in future events to find out more at the Friends of Lenzie Moss website www.friendsoflenziemoss.org.uk or call the Mugdock Country Park Rangers on 01419566100″
“The unique bog habitat is one of the last remaining in Scotland, so it is vital that we help to preserve this environment for years to come.”
- For more information on the Friends of Lenzie Moss’ work and contact details, please visit their website www.friendsoflenziemoss.org.uk, or call the Mugdock Country Park Rangers on 01419566100.