BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND
ISLAND MERE LEIGHTON MOSS RSPB. PETE WOODRUFF.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
A Grand Day Out.
Children from North Yorkshire will soon be enjoying a special conservation experience on grouse moors with the British Association for Shooting & Conservation thanks to funding from North Yorkshire Police.
Moorland Heather. Pete Woodruff.
A grant from the Police Property Fund will enable hundreds of youngsters between the ages of six and eleven to take part in experience days which will see them visiting the North York Moors, helping with conservation tasks and learning about habitat and wildlife unique to the region. The police have been keen to support BASC's application with one of the funds largest ever grants which will provide an unforgettable experience for youngsters, and will allow them to find out all about life on the moors through the eyes of a local gamekeeper....well that'll be riveting.
I don't have the time to add much else to this short post, but there are lots of good chuckles to be had out of it, perhaps the best one's I had was that maybe they will be intending to help identify the various traps they set to catch/kill anything that gets caught in them, help the kids to identify the dead animals they come across on their days on the moors, perhaps tell them about the damage caused by the burning of heather, and even educate them on the 'conservation' connection between the gamekeeper, the Red Grouse and the Hen Harrier.
The BASC....Educating the kids on Wildlife and Conservation....Mmmmm!
I'd sooner be birding, but no doubt you've gathered I haven't been lately.