Stay wild during the COVID-19 outbreak

Stay wild during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gillian Day

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, maintaining a connection with the natural world is more important than ever to ensure we're taking good care of our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We know that people who spend time in nature are happier and healthier, but it can be difficult to know how to do this safely in the current climate. Brandon Marsh and Parkridge visitor centres and nature reserves are closed until further notice as of 24th March. Nature reserves with a right of way will be open but please only visit ones you can walk to.

It's really important to stay active and exercise where you can. Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. This can be as simple as doing morning yoga in your own back garden! 

Many of our office-based staff are working from home and this will be the normal working practise until the current emergency passes. This may mean that the service from the main office is slower than usual, please bear with us and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

We are thinking of all our wonderful members and supporters at this time and hope you all stay safe. 

Read on for more information about how to keep yourself occupied, healthy and in touch with nature in the coming weeks.

Thank you for all your support, and please take care.


There are still lots of ways that you can help wildlife during this time. We've got some brilliant activity sheets to download.

If you do try any of these, please share with us on our social media channels using the hashtag #everydaywildlife. We'd love to see how you've been spending your time, and how creative you can get!

All of these activities are perfect for families to do together, so you can keep yourselves and your little ones busier for longer.

Keep yourself busy...

Make a bird feeder

Build a hedgehog home

Make a mini nature reserve

How to clean bird feeders

How to Clean Bird Feeders

Make your own nectar bar

Make a nectar bar

Make a mini wildlife pond

Make a mini wildlife pond

Watch our Peregrine webcam live!

Meet our Leamington peregrines

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