BAWC launched Hen Harrier Day in 2014 to raise awareness of the serious persecution suffered by these spectacular birds of prey. Despite full legal protection since the early 1950s, hen harriers remain absent from vast swathes of the UK. They are now almost extinct as a breeding species in England, and parts of eastern and southern Scotland, primarily because of illegal persecution on intensively managed areas of upland grouse moor.
This year's indoor event will consist of talks, stalls to browse and a raffle with fantastic prizes including a DVD signed by Chris Packham and Sir David Attenborough, signed books and an evening in a Highland badger hide for up to 5 people. The Hen Harrier Day mascot 'Henry' will also be in attendance for photo opportunities.
As the hall is situated amongst iconic Scottish pinewoods, a walk around Deishar woods to spot the elusive capercaillie, wood ant nests and crested tit is also recommended to round off your visit.
This free event starts at 1pm on Sunday 6th August, so come along, bring a placard and be a part of conservation history!
For further information please contact Andrea Goddard, BAWC, on firstname.lastname@example.org visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880748768809776