Numerous studies indicate that daily contact with nature is linked to better health, reduced levels of stress and overall improvements in well-being. At the present time, organised nature events are understandably cancelled but you can still enjoy the benefits of nature from your window, garden or online.
Our gardens are havens for wildlife and with many of us confined to home it's a great opportunity to discover our fascinating and colourful garden inhabitants. No garden? Birds, butterflies and bees are still going about their daily rhythms- see what you can spot and hear from your window. Don’t forgot to look out for bats at dusk - pipistrelle bats are often seen in urban habitats.
There are lots of activities you can tackle at home from a spot of wildlife gardening, nature activities with the kids, carrying out a garden wildlife survey, to planning those projects which would really make a difference to wildlife in our gardens such as a creating a pond, bug or hedgehog house
Events in Your area
As well as educating, nature-themed events bring people together, provide inspiration and contact with the outdoors and above all are fun!
Awareness-raising and education relating to biodiversity issues is an important role of all involved in the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity. Biodiversity is a global issue but local messages are far more likely to resonate with people. Local plants and animals provide a familiar and relevant connection and provide a sense of place.
Challenge yourself-get out and discover nature in your area!
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