We visited SNH’s bare peat restoration experimental site this month, which we are running on their behalf.  Amazing to see how well the site has survived the winter this year, with so little damage given how much snow is known to fall and drift into it.  The following sequence of images show the site in dry weather in autumn, then with light snow cover, peak snow cover, melting snow and finally a torrential downpour in early summer – a very variable environment for plants to colonise bare peat.

Clear also to see now that deer are having some impact on the trial plots outside the deer fence, which was not the case last year – interesting!

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