Sustainability

10 ways to get back in touch with nature.

Sustainability

10 ways to get back in touch with nature.

With lockdown making us feel isolated and detached from the world, now more than ever it is important to appreciate the nature around us.

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Visit your local park
  3. Open your windows – let fresh air in whilst you’re working from home to feel instantly connected to the world
  4. Do some gardening/potting to encourage wildlife in your garden as well as create a vibrant landscape.
  5. Grow herbs on your windowsill. If you have limited space, why not grow some herbs in your kitchen to create some greenery.
  6. Listen to the birds. Birdsong has been more noticeable during lockdown due to less traffic and disruption to wildlife. You could even try and identify the birds in your local area.
  7. Make a bird/insect house for your garden. This is a creative way to attract wildlife and can add individuality to your garden.
  8. Leave food and water out for the birds. At home we have had the same rather fat pigeon with a dodgey wing come to our house everyday for as long as I can remember. Its funny because recently we discovered it has also been visiting a house around the corner for food, they however thought they had rescued it and let it sleep in their shed when it was round, as its wing has always looked dislocated. When we told them it was the same pigeon from their photo, we couldn’t stop laughing. We also used to give the squirrels monkey nuts. A whole gang of them would literally knock on my conservatory door every day, but we have had to slowly cut them off as a dog walker admitted at the park that they couldn’t work out how all these monkey nut shells were ending up in her garden, lol. Anyway, now we tend to just leave water out which they all seem to like.
  9. Eat outside/ have a picnic in your garden. Eating outside is a great way to feel closer to nature on a sunny day. There is nothing better than eating a fresh and vibrant salad with the sun shining. I would say however to avoid coal bbqs as they produce a lot of Co2 and harmful gases so stick to the healthier options.
  10. Grow your own fruit and vegetables, why not try growing tomatoes, they are one of the easiest plants and if you plant them now you should see some growing by the end of summer.

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