Definitely one of my favourite parts of my role with @rememberthewild is designing our weekly challenges to inspire people to reconnect with the natural world. What began as a 30 day challenge has become weekly tips and ideas that I hope are helping people to get out there. Here is our latest (swipe across for others): "
#RTWChallenge 41: Birds are often touted as the gateway into a passion for natural history. Together they are diverse, loud, and fascinating, but what about if we just spent time getting to know one?
Focusing on just one, individual bird can inspire feelings of connectedness and compassion. We can imagine what that bird might be doing, and think outside of ourselves and our own lives for a minute.
Watching an individual means we have to connect with our senses, at least sight and hearing, and practise being attentive and being present in the moment. If these sound familiar, it's because they are all skills of mindfulness! Practising these skills in nature undoubtedly helps us to chill out and reconnect.
So this week, at the beginning of the #YearoftheBird, let's take some time to watch a bird going about its business and try to understand what life might be like for some of our nearest neighbours.
Inspired by #TheArtofMindfulBirdwatching by Claire Thompson @naturemindful ." #rememberthewild #socialengagement #natureengagement #naturegrammer #rewildyourlife #natureconnection #outdoorfolks #melbournegirlsoutside #findmeoutside