Wildlife is waking, temperatures are rising and days are lengthening. The frosted veil has lifted and spring is progressing in stuttering starts. COVID-19 has forced many of us to adjust our usual daily routines tremendously. Despite this, we still have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature. Time spent connecting with nature is important for our health and wellbeing.
I’ve noticed an influx of neighbours tending to their gardens to build connections with local wildlife. Our gardens provide a unique one-of-a-kind space. If you don’t have a garden, connecting with nature could be something as simple as opening your window and listening to melodic birdsong. Get to know routines of your local wildlife.
I asked my colleagues at the Trust how they’ve been connecting with nature. Here’s what some of them have been up to in their own spaces:
Jo Iddenden has been busy sowing seeds. This was the progress over a 6-day period: