Many of us spend a lot of time on a computer, tablet or mobile and we spend a lot of time thinking about what we need to do later, so our mind have limited time to unwind. By taking notice of the natural environment around us we can be in the present moment and be mindful, allowing us to focus on one thing at a time and allow our minds to relax.
How we can help you to take notice of the world around you:
- Take a guided walk: slow your life down and see what wildlife is around you on a guided walk. Have a look at our events page to see what guides walks are taking place.
- Learn about wildlife or learn a new skill: focus your attending by listening to a talk or take a course from a wide range of options – check out the event pages for talks, workshops and courses.
- Explore the reserves through our self-guided nature trails: explore at your own pace and take notice of your local reserve. Details are available for each reserve including walking routes/trails, access information, whether dogs are allowed, and what to look out for. Visit our reserves page here or why not download our Ant Hill Trail.
- Take part in our conservation work parties: our practical conservation activities, gives you something to focus on so you’re not thinking about other things in your life. Have a look at our volunteering page to see when our work parties take place.
- Create and maintain your own wildlife garden: take notice of the wildlife you can attract to your own garden by making it wildlife friendly with our top tips.
- Use our explorer packs: From our centres pick up a pack to help you explore the area with a range of activities, including the snorkel trail and the seashore explorer packs.
- Enjoy some therapeutic gardening: take part in the Greengage Project a therapeutic horticulture project.