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Hen Harrier Day


Hen Harrier Day

A bit belatedly I realised it’s Hen Harrier Day today. Here’s a rapidly composed post to highlight their plight. Thanks to John Bainbridge for reblogging the original post on the bowlandclimber blog.

It’s Hen Harrier Day this Saturday (8th August 2020) and this year it’s going online. Although we’ll miss the physical annual gathering at venues up and down the country, this year there’s actually far more scope to reach a huge audience, many of whom may previously have been unaware of the scandalous mismanagement of the UK uplands.

a light breeze 
sweeping the hills
last skydancer

Artist Credit

The Last Skydancer. A Limited edition print by Janet Mary Robinson, and used with her permission. The Copyright rests with her as the artist of the original painting.

Janet is an artist based in Wyre, Lancashire, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, between the hills and the coast. Her paintings and sculptures are inspired by her love for wildlife and nature and landscapes of North West England and Scotland. Most of her work results from a fleeting moment or chance encounter;  a sudden flash of sunlight through the trees, a flock of waders rising from the shore.

Janet’s work is featured in private collections worldwide and she has exhibited widely in the UK. You can see more of her work here website. Do take a look - her paintings and sculptures are stunning.


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August 8, 2020 3:43 pm

I have missed the contact with those wanting to protect the Hen Harrier, and other raptors, and unfortunately I’ve not been involved with the cause online Here in NI we usually get a good attendance at the HHD event. Today I’ve been out ‘green’ woodworking; it’s great to be back working outdoors again and for once the sun is shining. A lovely verse to go with the painting!

Andrea Stephenson
August 9, 2020 5:37 pm

A stunning painting and beautiful poem to accompany it Clive. It’s shocking the way birds of prey are killed and the perpetrators seem to get away with it.

Padmini Krishnan
August 10, 2020 6:44 pm

The painting is brilliant and your love for nature comes through in your haiku.

Jimmy John
August 18, 2020 2:55 pm

Omg 😍