Discover small moments of joy in nature
Many of us have more time to notice the rhythms of the natural world unfolding outside our window or in our back garden. So, while you're staying safe at home, we're challenging you to experience the small moments of joy nature brings us in five different ways.
Listen to the sounds of nature. Look closely at the colours and movement in the world around you. Sit as quiet as a mouse and listen to the birds chattering, look at the clouds streaming by or notice how the tree outside your window changes as night falls.
Think about how nature feels. Can you feel the warmth of the sun or the breeze on your cheeks? Discover something new about the nature on your doorstep. Use your experiences as inspiration to get creative. Make a piece of wild art, write a poem or draw a picture. Share your creations with friends and family.
We’d love to find out what you’ve noticed about the world around you. Share your pictures, poetry and comments with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
This is the third of our weekend challenges for members and supporters. This challenge has been designed so that it can be done in your house or garden, so please take part from the comfort of your own home.
Teach yourself how to recognise different birdsong
Listen to the dawn chorus wherever you are with this immersive recording of birdsong. You'll be able to hear robins, jenny wrens, song thrushes and more.
Listen to bees
Hear the wind rustling
Listen to the wind rustling in the trees
Audio clips ©The British Library
" I have been enjoying the birds from my third-floor flat balcony. Being in central London they often get lost in the noise and bustle but so far I've seen woodpeckers, parakeets, starlings, thrushes, great tits and blue tits plus the usual pigeons. I have also been watching live streams of bird feeders in other places bringing other bits of nature inside."
" Just watching nature brings joy. The sycamore tree in front of the house – we comment daily on the changes, which birds are in it, when the leaves will come."