Cottongrass, sphagnum and sundews growing on peatland.

Cottongrass, sphagnum and sundews on the North York Moors © Dom Hinchley


A series of podcasts on all things peat...

Our podcasts feature a medley of moorland birdcalls downloaded under a commons licence from xeno-canto, as follows: curlew curlew curlew golden plover lapwing lapwing meadow pipit raven red grouse redshank ring ouzel skylark skylark

Blanket bog for beginners

Sphagnum carpet with cottongrass and heather © Lizzie Shepherd

See our blanket bog page for more about this amazing habitat across the UK.

Peatland restoration

Coir logs slowing the flow © Lizzie Shepherd

A peatland restoration survey.

Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions on blanket bog.

You can find out more about our restoration techniques on the restoration section of our resources page.

Seasons on peat

Last summer's bog asphodel © Lyndon Marquis

Each season, we're recording the natural sounds on the same stretch of blanket bog. There's an accompanying blog post under the seasonal tag on our bog blog page.

A summer walk on blanket bog.

An autumn walk on blanket bog.

A winter walk on blanket bog.