Wellness with wildlife

Take a minute...

...and make time for you.

Mental health has become one of the most talked about topics in our society today. What used to be seen as a 'taboo' subject, has increasingly become an open conversation amongst friends, colleagues, businesses, family members and employers, a huge step in recogninsing the importance of our mental health, as well having the ability to identify the signs of someone struggling.

What does nature have to do with it?

Let us ask you this. How do you feel after you've been for a walk in the park? When you hear the sound of birdsong in the air, what feeling does that create within you? It's hard to put into words exactly how nature can make you feel, but what we do know for sure, is that research suggests having a connection with nature, even on the most basic level, can have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing. 

As a wildlife company, with nature at our heart, we think it's crucial to spread the word on how nature can help you. We've pulled together some easy steps that can help better connect your with nature.

Nature will find you.

No matter where you live, bring nature to you.

Whether you have a garden or live in a high-rise flat, by simply putting out a window bird feeder or some hanging plants, you'll be surprised at what wildlife you spot. Take steps to attract nature to your space, so you can spend time watching wildlife thrive as a result of your efforts. It's the little things that can go a long way and make you feel good.

Woodlands

Your local woodlands is calling you.

Did you know that exercise in woodlands has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, while improving mood and lowering anxiety? Take a break from life by visiting your local park or public woodland. You never know what wildlife you might spot!

View National Trust Woodland Walks
Robin singing

What's that sound?

Birdsong is the epitome of nature's soundtrack. Listening to nature's song is incredible, but being able to identify birds by their sound? Well, that' s just impressive. Learn how to identify birds from their song with our interactive singing chart, a wholesome activity that will get you even more attuned to nature.

I'm ready to listen
Gardening for wellbeing

Bring the outside in.

It's not always possible to physically go out and visit parks or woodlands for a number of reasons. But that's ok, you can bring the outside in. According to Delamere Health, certain types of plants are scientifically proven to support cognitive function and improve mood, such as lavender, Jasmine or even Ivy. Invest in house plants and add some greenery to your home.

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Webcam

Be inspired by nature on screen.

Witness the incredible journey of nature by tuning into our online 24/7 webcams. Get a front row seat and watch the nesting and rearing routines of some fantastic species - owls, peregrines, kestrels, storks, spoonbills, garden birds and more. The cameras are equipped with night vision too, so you won't miss a thing.

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How to feed birds

How to feed the birds

Want to learn how to feed the birds? Our handy guide will introduce you to the basics of bird feeding.

I'd like to feed the birds
Bird food

What bird food should I get?

Knowing what bird food to buy can be confusing. We've broken it down so you can decide what bird food is best for you.

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Wellbeing hour

Wellbeing Hour

Tune into our Facebook every morning from 9:30am during Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 to catch our live feeder cam. What birds will you spot?

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