Sunday, 26 May 2013

Making Hay whilst the Sun Shone

This evening I drove over to the Hay Festival to take part in an event which involved the discussion of the Language of the Environment.  I was part of a panel which also included Jane Davidson former Welsh assembly Minister for the Environment, Margaret Lloyd Jones Wales Chair of the National Federation of Women's Institutes and my old pal Stephen Moss wildlife author and TV Producer.  Our Chair was Andy Fryers Hay-on-Earth Director.  The event was organised by the RSPB.

RSPB Dinas reserve in Carmarthenshire

The large audience was very well informed and as well as putting forth our own views we discussed a number of questions from the floor.  These included everything from the links between health and enjoying wildlife to the fear that exists amongst the older generation because they worry that today's generation are starting from the wrong base when assessing our wildlife.

Red Kite

On the way to and from I enjoyed seeing many Red Kites and Buzzards soaring in a perfect summer sky.

1 comment:

  1. It was my first visit to the Dinas reserve on Sunday, what a gem. Its beautiful, with Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers and Wood Warblers filling the trees.
    And it was your mentions and photos of it on the blog that got me to go there. Thanks a lot Derek.