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Skydancer is an exciting new four-year project aimed at raising awareness and promoting the conservation of hen harriers in the north of England.
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Exploring the moors, come hail or shine!
I don't know about you, but for me the brief glimpse of summer we had this weekend came as a seriously welcome respite from the seemingly never-ending winter! Just last week, the children of Haltwhistle Lower Community Campus had to deal with four seasons in one day including icy winds and actual...
28 May 2013
Spring has come unsprung at Geltsdale
Steve Garnet is the Moorland Warden at RSPB's Geltsdale reserve near the Cubria-Northumberland border, an area of prime hen harrier habitat. The last successful nest was in 2006, with persistently few hen harriers ever since, but who knows - could this be the year they make their return...? So...
3 Apr 2013
Hen harriers over the Geltsdale hills
Despite the ice and snow, it was a glorious day at Geltsdale yesterday. It's been a better winter for roosting hen harriers this year than it has been for a long time, so as the landscape gradually thaws, we're keeping fingers and toes crossed that some stick around to breed. Just picture...
21 Mar 2013
2012 - a year in review
Christmas is just a week away. A further seven days hence, and the world will quietly slip into the New Year, with all the hopes, anticipation and promises of fresh starts that brings. But what of 2012? What lessons can we take with us from this, The Year that Almost Wasn’t for hen harriers in...
18 Dec 2012
Touch the sky
Pupils have fun making their home-made hen harriers fly high in the schoolyard of Hallbankgate Village School, Cumbria.
3 May 2012
Pupils at Hallbankgate Village School colour in their very own hen harriers.
3 May 2012
Words of a feather
Feathers decorated with words describing hen harriers, created by pupils at Hallbankgate Village School, Cumbria.
3 May 2012
Skydancing Schools: Part 1
Apologies again! I realise it’s gone a bit quiet from me since my last post but that’s only because I’ve been so busy putting together lots of exciting games, crafts and activities as part of our Skydancer outreach programme for local schools. I can’t wait to start putting it...
13 Apr 2012
Eyes to the skies for skydancers at Geltsdale
Guest blog from Steve Garnett, Moorland Warden at RSPB's Geltsdale reserve in Cumbria. Alongside the Forest of Bowland and North Tynedale, Geltsdale and the area around it is one of the key hen harrier areas being targeted by the new Skydancer project. After what seems like a very long, dark and...
27 Mar 2012
Introducing the best job title ever...! (if I do say so myself)
Hello! Please forgive my rudeness - almost six months in post and I’m only just introducing myself now. There’s been so much to do getting things started and it’s amazing how time just slips past but there, I’m getting ahead of myself again – let’s start from the...
22 Mar 2012
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