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Our work
You might be surprised to read that our work is far broader than nature reserves and Big Garden Birdwatch. Read more about what else we do.
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  • Martin Harper's blog

    Economics and joy

    Happy International Biodiversity Day! Last night, I spoke at the launch of Professor Dieter Helm’s new book, Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet . It came a day after the launch (which I sadly missed) of another excellent book by Michael McCarthy...
  • Martin Harper's blog

    Supporting friends and partners in Nepal: guest blog by Conor Jameson

    Last week Nepal suffered a second earthquake in as many weeks. Here, I welcome back Conor Jameson to offer his personal reflections on the impact of this disaster and what we can do to help. Like everyone else I have watched with horror and dread as...
  • Farming

    Open Farm Sunday at Hope Farm, come and visit us

    Much has been written about the growing disconnect between the increasingly urbanised population of the UK, where its food comes from and the wildlife in the countryside. For conservationists this is worrying. Wildlife may become less valued and the importance...
  • Martin Harper's blog

    Beyond A Joke

    The news of three hen harriers vanishing in as many weeks has rightly received a lot of media interest and concern (for example see here and here ) . History* tells us that the most likely reason is illegal persecution but, unfortunately, not everyone...
  • Martin Harper's blog

    On Power

    During the election campaign a friend of mine, who is a vicar, gave a sermon where he argued that voters should, amongst other things, look to those prepared to give up power. He said, “ Whenever any group tries to claim too much of it for themselves...
Latest photos
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West Cumbria Game Fair 2012

Skydancer stall at the West Cumbria Game Fair 2012, Armthwaite Hall, Keswick.
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Wintering hen harriers return to the Dee Estuary

Though they breed in the long heather of our upland moors in the summer, in winter, many hen harriers...
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Communal Roost

In winter evenings, hen harriers group together in communal roosts of anywhere between 2 and 10 birds...
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Carnival Games

Children attempt to feed the hen harriers with beanbag voles at the Hen Harrier Carnival, as part of...
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He's a Skydancer

Male hen harrier shows off his skydancing skills during the Skydancing Circus Show, at Greenhead Duck...
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Moorland mini-beast hunt

Boys from Honrby St Margaret's CE Primary School get close up and personal with some of Bowland's...
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'Flying' female

Female hen harrier showing off her flying skills as part of the Skydancing Circus Show, at Greenhead...
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Narrator 'Mole'

Mole was the narrator of our Skydancing Circus Show at Alnwick Garden and Greenhead Duck Day, 27-28th...
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Spectacular Skydancing

Our hen harrier pair perform amazing aerial acrobatic feats on trapeze in the Skydancing Circus Show...
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On the wing

Great shot of a female hen harrier in flight over the upland landscape. Note the characteristic white...
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Wintering hen harrier on the wing

While some birds have very clear winter migration patterns (eg ospreys go to West Africa), hen harriers...
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Colourful flapping hen harriers

Children and families made over 140 of these over the two days at Newcastle Green Festival! Download...
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