The story begins…

Living Uplands started with the idea of sharing the life of the Black Grouse with schools in the North East of England. That progressed from some photos taken in June 2015 of ground nesting birds and wildlife, notes on a bit of paper, and most recently to this website with its dedicated School Zone teaching and learning materials.

As the idea grew, we looked at how to capture video. Since April we’ve been capturing video of Black Grouse lekking and in June we managed to grab some video of a Curlew nesting. The short videos show the seasons as well as the birds.

Even in April, the harsh and wild environment of the Uplands could be seen, and heard on video such as this. Imagine Winter.