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.
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!
This month's edition of Nearby Nature Project is all about birds! Plus I (finally) review the University of Derby's free MOOC: Nature Connectedness. And it's time to start thinking about gardening and the 2022 City Nature Challenge.
In 2022, I'm relaunching a monthly feature: Nearby Nature Project. Articles will focus on nearby nature, such as planter pots, gardens, yards, neighbourhood and nearby parks/trails. Each story will include at least one link to an interesting article or research study, YouTube, podcast, nature-related app, book, course or other materials. And I'll share a nearby nature subject that caught my attention over the past month.
December is a favourite time of year. Baking cookies, getting out in the snow, singing carols and cooking for family and friends are pretty much guaranteed to trigger a holly jolly mood. But some years it’s harder to feel festive. That’s when it pays to know what helps improve your mental wellness. And it’s why I aim for a daily dose of outdoor exercise, even when there’s an extreme cold advisory in effect!