In light of the coronavirus pandemic, 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, and it's really important to stay active and exercise where you can. 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 nature reserve, always make sure you follow Government guidance on social distancing. We also have more information on our response to coronavirus and accessing our reserves.
Here are some other tips and resources.
Things to do
Our activity sheets offer great ways to help wildlife and get outdoors. Download them below! All of these activities are perfect for families to do together. For more, take a look at our page on taking action for wildlife.
Make a bird feeder
Build a hedgehog home
Clean bird feeders
Make a mini pond
Make your own compost
Try wildlife-themed yoga
Help birds avoid windows
Things to see
You don't have to go far to see wildlife. Even looking out of your window or standing in the local park can give great opportunities for nature spotting!
Discover your local nature reserve
Learn how to identify bird song
Learn how to identify spring flowers
Things to make
Crafts can be a great way of having fun whilst still connecting with wildlife in your home and garden. If you make any of these, please share with us on social media!