With significant restrictions to the way we will all live our lives in the coming weeks and months due to the coronavirus, it’s important to focus on what we can do, rather than what we can’t do.

Engaging with nature in any form can be hugely beneficial for our health and wellbeing, so make sure you still make time for your daily dose of wildlife. Below are a few ideas of ways that you (and your friends and family) can still enjoy nature this spring. We’ll keep adding to this page over the coming days, so check back regularly for new ideas.

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Watch and record wildlife from your window

Whilst the government advice to stay at home is clear for people, wildlife will continue to go about its daily business outside.

With less human disturbance, now is a great time to get better acquainted with the wildlife on your doorstep. You could also take the time to record your sightings.

Watch life on the osprey nest

Watch the events of this year’s breeding season live via our osprey webcam at Loch of the Lowes.

Encourage wildlife to come to you

If you have a garden, a window box or even just a doorstep, you can attract wildlife in many different ways.

Connect on social media

For daily wildlife content, follow us on social media and join our Wildlife Champions Facebook group.

More ideas…

  • Build a bug hotel/birdbox/batbox
  • Order wildflower seeds online and sow
  • Build a wildlife pond
  • Feed the birds
  • Run, walk or cycle through your nearest greenspace during your permitted daily exercise
  • Watch wildlife documentaries on TV
  • Online wildlife quizzes
  • Take an online course in conservation/biology/ecology etc
  • Read natural history books
  • Do a daily wildlife doodle
  • Draw/paint your favourite species

We’ll add more information on the above as well as further ideas over the coming days and weeks.

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