This month's edition of Nearby Nature Project highlights recent articles finding bias in research showing the mental health benefits of spending time in Nature. And more birds!
For a few days each May, cyclists can take advantage of the opportunity to ride Moraine Lake Road after it's plowed and before it's opened to motorized vehicles. It's a relatively short ride (27 km return), and a decent workout at >500 meters elevation gain. But it's a fair price to pay for the opportunity to enjoy Moraine Lake / Valley of the Ten Peaks views without crowds of people!
Some aspects of Parks Canada's 3-year pilot project for seasonal, vehicle-free cycling on the Bow Valley Parkway are less than ideal for families and casual cyclists. Make the most of the opportunity with careful planning and an adaptive mindset.
This month we got the most enjoyment out of life when spending time outdoors searching for birds to photograph. Between Calgary, Canmore and Banff we spotted at least three new-to-us birds. And we're getting more competent using our new camera gear for bird photography.
Hoo-ha! We're celebrating the ninth anniversary of the Photo Blogging Challenge! So naturally, this month's theme is anything and everything to do with the number 9.