Hen Harrier Day
- celebrating wildlife, reclaiming our uplands for nature and for people
Hen Harrier Action is proud to announce our latest event. Our Hen Harrier Day Online will be on Sunday 1 August. We're thrilled that it will be hosted by David Lindo, the Urban Birder, and Lauren Cook, who won our Early Career Naturalist Challenge in 2020. Starting at 10.00am, it will have a great mix of video, stories of rewilding and restoring nature to the uplands, competition results and more. You can see the outline programme (which will firm up over the coming weeks) here.
The event will be modelled on our recent hugely successful Skydancer Day, about which you can see more here. That page includes links to all the great content and you can still catch up with the full live stream here. Skydancer Day itself built on the first Hen Harrier Day Online in August last year. You can see much of that here with the full live stream here.
Hen Harrier Days are all about engaging a wider audience in the problems of our uplands. They do so by involving communities in celebrating one of the UK’s most beautiful, charismatic – and now rare – birds, the hen harrier. They are also an occasion to raise our voices against the main reason for that rarity – illegal persecution.
In normal times, Hen Harrier Days are fun local events for all the family and take many forms: in the countryside, in town, celebrity speakers, gigs, walks, picnics and more. Covid-19 cast a cloud over that last year but we are hoping that this summer will bring back at least some on-the-ground events, although some will be later in the summer than usual. To keep up to date on our plans, make sure you are signed up for our newsletter and following us on social media.
We announced some of our plans for summer 2021 during Skydancer Day. With competitions and challenges for adults and children, plus a call to action, you can find out more here. There are lots of other ways of getting involved, have a look here. We’re keen to have your ideas and suggestions as well as offers of help!
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