We have cancelled many nearby nature adventures due to wildfire smoke. I've also put off thinning the apples and weeding. So my time spent on the nearby nature project has been much less that usual this month. Fortunately, there was one week when we had a break from the smoke and got out and about …
February's the month for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. And we finally spotted one of the two bobcats that have been wandering in our suburban neighbourhood.
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.
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.