Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It's garden harvest time, the deciduous trees put on a colorful show and birds are migrating. What a wonderful time to explore nearby Nature.
This instalment of the Nearby Nature Project touches on policy-making as a means to address biodiversity loss and garden "pests." I also share some birdwatching highlights, gardening successes and some cute backyard visitors.
Despite Canada's record breaking forest fire season, and the dampening effect of wildfire smoke on wellbeing, there are still plenty of opportunities to strengthen nature connectedness.
The latest edition of the Nearby Nature Project links to recent news about grizzly bear movement through the Bow Valley, more research on the benefits of spending time connecting with Nature and describes a once-in-a-lifetime bald eagle observation.
July is peak wildflower season in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy nearby nature while keeping watch for colourful blossoms and pollinators. It's also time for harvesting early crops from our edible garden. And for nipping any garden pests or diseases in the bud.