During the CV pandemic spending less time outside means we may be keen to explore new ways to connect with nautre, from inisde our homes. This 8 page resource offers guidance, encouragement & advice to help you explore ways of connecting with nature at home, by watching birds. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to gain enjoyment from this activity - merely the time & willingness to sit & observe. The guide also features a recording sheet, which may be useful for jotting notes & recording sightings. Jo shares her love of birdwatching for pleasure here, with the emphasis being on fostering your curiosity & experiencing the mental health benefits associated with connecting with nature. This guide has been written with the beginner in mind, & also contains creative suggestions for families who would like to try birdwatching with children. Suggestions for anyone interested in incorporating a little mindfulness have also been included.
The guide is broken into the following short sections, to help you explore approaches to watching birds & also help guide your watching:
- Indoor Birdwatching Basics
- Senses & Sensations
- Observing the Environment
- Watching birds in the sky
- Colour & Plumage
- Location & habit
- Birders Lingo
- Identification Resources
- Recording Sheet
Payment / Free download
During the COVID-19 pandemic this resource is being provided free of charge for those who would otherwise not be able to pay. To download for free input this code at the checkout: IBBG
For those whose income has not been affacted, & who can afford to pay - as a self employed artist, whose income has disappeared it would be greatly appreciated.
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