Looking after yourself, and nature

Looking after yourself, and nature

Frost by Zsuzsanna Bird

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. 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, only head to those close by and always make sure you follow Government guidance on social distancing. We also have more information on our response to coronavirus and accessing our reserves during this time. 

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

Activities

Things to do

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 the local park can give great opportunities for nature spotting! 

Discover your local nature reserve

Nature reserves are wonderful places to experience wildlife and soothe your soul - from woodland walks, to following animal tracks, or watching wading birds.

Find your local nature reserve

Learn how to identify dabbling ducks

Learn how to identify autumn leaves

Things to make

Crafts can be a great way of keeping busy whilst still connecting with wildlife in your home and garden. If you make any of these, please share with us on social media!

paints

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Find more things to make and do!

Find more spotter sheets, activity guides, colouring-in sheets and much more! 

Explore our Wildlife Watch activity sheets

Discover our Wildlife Watch YouTube channel

Watch the latest wildlife videos

How you can help

As a charity we rely on memberships. They help us look after over 2,300 nature reserves and protect the animals that call them home. Please consider becoming a member of your local Wildlife Trust today.

Become a member