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. If you do want to visit one of our nature reserves, only head to those within walking distance and always make sure you follow Government guidance on social distancing. (Read our coronavirus update for information on which of our reserves are closed.)

We have put together some other activities and resources that we hope will help you in the coming weeks! Keep checking back as we will be regularly updating this page with more things you can do. 

Follow us on social media for daily updates and share with us how you are staying wild at home! #Gowildathome

Ulverscroft Lockdown Series

Michael Webster, one of our volunteers who lives on the Charnwood Forest has been using his daily walk to explore all the wonderful wild areas near to him. Michael and his wife Paula have been documenting what they find and have created a series of videos for us so you can 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...

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  

I           DUNNOCK (HEDGE SPARROW) 

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...

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