Looking after yourself, and nature

Looking after yourself, and nature

© Nick Upton

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 people who spend time in nature are happier and healthier, but it can be difficult to know how to do this safely in the current climate. 

It's really important to stay active and exercise where you can. This can be as simple as doing morning yoga in your own back garden! Whilst Wildlife Trust visitor centres have closed (check Wildlife Trust websites for the latest information), many nature reserves are remaining open. Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. If you do want to visit a reserve, only head to those within walking distance and always make sure you follow Government guidance on social distancing

Find your local nature reserve 

Here are some other tips and resources that we hope will help you in the coming weeks!

Activities

Things to do and make

There are still lots of ways that you can help wildlife during this time. We've got some brilliant activity sheets to download. If you do try any of these, please share with us on social media using #everydaywildlife. We'd love to see!

All of these activities are perfect for families to do together. 

Things to see

You don't have to go far to see wildlife. Even looking at of your window or standing in your garden can give great opportunities for nature spotting! Here are some sheets to help you.

Learn how to identify bees

Learn how to identify butterflies and moths

Spot garden minibeasts

Tune into our Wildlife Watch YouTube channel

Watch now!

Singing robin ©Neil Aldridge

Watch a webcam

Peregrines, barn owls and kittiwakes are all putting on a show!

Take a look

© Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Help wildlife at home

From feeding the birds to planting for bees

Get ideas

Jon Hawkins, Surrey Hills Photography

Barn owl

Barn owl © Andrew Mason

Support your Wildlife Trust

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