Stay connected to nature

Stay Connected to Nature

James Rogerson

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! Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. We have put together some other activities and resources that we hope will help you. 

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Help wildlife at home

Ulverscroft Lockdown Series

Join volunteer Michael Webster, as he explores all the wonderful wild areas of the Charnwood Forest, get a much needed dose of nature and bring the outside into your home. 

In their first video, Michael takes us on a beautiful spring walk through Lea Meadows, join him to see what he finds...

In their second video, Michael takes us to Rocky Plantation. Join him as he explores this small nature reserve...

In their third video, Michael explores Ulverscroft Nature Reserve. Join him and bring the outside into your home...

Wildlife Quizzes

Have a go at one of our wildlife quizzes...

Birdsong quiz

How did you do? Check the answers...

Bird Song Quiz.

A          BLACKBIRD     

B          WREN      

C         GREAT TIT 

D         GOLDFINCH  

E          CHIFF CHAFF   

F          ROOK 

G         BLUE TIT   

H         WOOD PIGEON  


J          ROBIN 

Bird Photo Quiz

See if you can guess all the birds (and one red herring!) in the photos just by their eyes! All were taken at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. 

How did you do? Check the answers...

Animal noses quiz

Insect Quiz

Something to read...

Support local wildlife

Donations of any size will make a huge and valued difference to us at this time