Interest is certainly growing in Hen Harrier Day – 10 August 2014.
This event, to protest (peacefully and legally) against the illegal killing of Hen Harriers will take place in Lancashire (though I don’t know much about that), Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
I have the challenge of organising the Derbyshire event. I have quite a few helpers already and I’m grateful to those who have got in touch. These events have sparked interest from the Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB and many others since being announced.
The Derbyshire Peak District has not been the friendliest part of the world to birds of prey – see here, here and elsewhere. It is said, can anyone confirm this please, that there are more Peregrine Falcons nesting in Central London than in the Peak District National Park?
And so, we are looking for a location where at least two people (including me), more probably scores of people, but quite possibly hundreds of people, might gather on 10 August simply to record their opposition to the illegal killing of Hen Harriers.
Any offers, please? How about the National Trust? What about the members of the Moorland Association? Can the Peak District National Park help? Would the CLA like to offer a helping hand? Perhaps the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust would like to be involved in organising such an event?
Please, don’t be shy in coming forward. We are all implacably opposed to the illegal killing of Hen Harriers aren’t we?
The Hen Harrier Day logo was designed by Anthony Roberts and is gorgeous.
Each Monday evening at 6pm this blog will post updates on the progress of Hen Harrier Day.