Category: Roeburnscar Cottages

Hen harriers – an inconvenient truth

Guy Shorrock RSPB 19 Jun 2020 Natural England recently gave the green light for the controversial hen harrier brood management scheme to go ahead for a second year. However, has the government been sufficiently open about events last year …

No prosecution for shooting of a hen harrier in Bowland

On 18 October 2019 a member of the public witnessed what he believed to be the shooting of an adult male hen harrier near White Syke Hill in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). North Yorkshire Police (whose force area cov…

North of England Raptor Forum

NERF’s ‘Most Wanted’ ‘The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand’. Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970 The th…

Help Bees By Not Mowing Dandelions

Help bees by not mowing dandelions, gardeners told. Plants provide key food source for pollinators as they come out of hibernation Each dandelion head has up to 100 individual flowers. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images  &nbs…

Backsbottom Farm in Discover Bowland Guide

The latest issue page 31-33 has an article by Mark Sutcliff who interviewed Rod at Backsbottom.                                 &n…

Richard Shilling’s Nature Art Film

Included in this film is the River Roeburn running through Backsbottom Farm near to Roeburnscar Richard’s new film exploring his ever expanding nature art attempting to research all mediums and materials found in nature and featuring his recent collab…

First hatched hen harrier in Bowland for three years disappears in suspicious circumstances

  Skydancer – the UK’s hen harriers Thor is no more: First hatched hen harrier in Bowland for three years disappears in suspicious circumstances image: https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/commu…

Bleasdale video footage finally released

Peregrine persecution on a grouse moor: Bleasdale video footage finally releasedBy RaptorPersecutionUK 65 Comments Categories: 2016 persecution incidents, News and Persecution Incidents in England Tags: peregrine, shooting, sprin…

Mark Avery on Forest of Bowland AONB Consultation

Please respond to Forest of Bowland AONB consultationMark ♦ May 18, 2018 ♦ 4 CommentThe Forest of Bowland AONB is consulting on its next 5-year plan for 2019-24.  They would like your views by a week today, 25 May.&…

Justice for Hen Harriers! #justice4henharriers

Mark Avery I’m an author and environmental campaigner. One of my passions is ending the illegal persecution of a wonderful bird called the Hen Harrier. We’ve reached our funding target March 2, 2018 We did it – together!  Over 900 of us have ra…

New initiative to target the raptor killers in North Yorkshire

How about this for proper, proactive, genuine partnership working to tackle illegal raptor killing in North Yorkshire, one of the UK’s most prolific raptor persecution hotspots.This is really encouraging. There’s no obsfuscation here, just a clear a…