Connecting with nature at home

Connecting with nature at home

WildNet - Adam Cormack

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, maintaining a connection with the natural world is more important than ever to ensure we're taking good care of our health and wellbeing.

We know that just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing, but it can be difficult to know how to do this safely in the current climate. If one of our reserves is close enough for you to walk to, you may choose to visit - just always make sure you follow Government guidance on social distancing and be aware that these could be busier at this time.

There are plenty of ways to stay active and connected to nature without visiting a reserve.

This can be as simple as walking a few circles around your own back garden, taking in the daily changes, or you may want to use the time to learn a new skill such as outdoor yoga or wildlife gardening.

Gardening for Wildlife

Bring wildlife to you

Whether you have green fingers or are just a beginner, whether you have a field or just a window box we have lots of ideas waiting to be tried.

Top tips

The Butterfly Brothers create wildlife gardens

Our social media channels are full of daily inspiration helping to keep us all connected to the natural world whilst our movement is restricted. Photos of our new baby lambs at Lilbourne Meadows and Totternhoe have kept us smiling all week. Guaranteed positivity.

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Follow our brilliant Communites and Wildlife team as they keep us connected to the wild world at home with how-to videos. From how to identify a great tit's song to following a bud burst to building a bird feeder, there are loads of ideas you can join in with.

Watch our how-to videos

Wildlife Gardening for Beginners

Communities and Wildlife Officer, and self-proclaimed non-gardener, explores all the different ways you can make a difference for wildlife in your own garden, no matter your experience or space.

Get started with: The Basics

Wildlife gardening Tom Marshall

# Wildlife from Home

Learn to ID all the wonderful creatures who share your garden through our new challenge - and your sightings might even help official county records. The perfect activity for a 'working from home' tea break or to inspire regular fresh air breaks.

Wilder Learning

Whether you are home-schooling or just want to brush up your own wildlife knowledge, we have plenty of activities and teaching resources to help keep you connected to nature. Before you know it, this will be your winning topic in the local pub quiz!

Wildlife Activities

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By Mike Hamblin 2020VISION from Wildnet