We’re learning to enjoy nature (from home)
Spring is a wonderful time and a great time to observe nature as there’s so much going on!
Here are some of our suggestions for how you can still enjoy nature even if you might be self isolating.
If you are in Somerset and are happy to share any nice pictures of birds or wildlife you can see from your home please email them to me or (appropriately) tweet including our handle @ageuksomerset and the #somersetwildlifeview and I’ll add them to the wildlife gallery at the end of the page!
(If email and twitter are a bit new-fangled for you, have a look at our How To page which points to step by step guides to get you connected in no time.)
Suggestions to help you enjoy nature
- Watch this fox trying to reach the fatballsFoxes are desperate for food at this time of year and I … Continued
- A Dolphin stampede videoJust a nice video of dolphins from the BBC website.
- Admire these wonderful bird photos from Carl Bovis a Somerset Nature PhotographerCarl Bovis, based in Somerset, posts amazing photos of garden birds regularly … Continued
- Everything you ever wanted to know about Bumblebees (but were afraid to ask?)Local photographer Kit Houghton has produced this interesting short video presentation all … Continued
- Learn all about Steepholm – by Kit HoughtonWe’re very pleased that local photographer Kit Houghton has allowed us to … Continued
- Interested in Birds? Somerset author Stephen Moss shows how to distinguish the calls of pigeons and dovesLearn to distinguish the songs of the wood pigeon, collared dove and … Continued
- The simple pleasure of watching wagtailsA member of Age UK Somerset staff sent me this lovely picture … Continued
- Gardening Tips from Christine WalkdenListen to gardening tips and advice from expert gardener Christine Walkden on … Continued
- View the Cornish coast live from the Minack TheatreThis webcam overlooks the spectacularly positioned and world famous Minack Theatre. I … Continued
- Wander around the USA National Aquarium:Discover an underwater world. https://aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html
- Visit San Diego Zoo:View live web cams of the animals. https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos
- Visit The Shedd Aquarium:See behind the scenes footage. https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/
- Explore Houston ZooView live webcams https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/
- Be transported to Georgia Aquarium:View the Beluga Whale live web cam. https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/
- Have a look around Monteray Bay Aquarium:See what the animals are up to. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
- Observe the animals at Cincinnati Zoo:Be taken on home safaris and view live feeds. https://www.facebook.com/watch/cincinnatizoo/689860164810534/
- Discover Atlanta Zoo:View the Panda cam. https://www.facebook.com/watch/cincinnatizoo/689860164810534/
- New information being added dailyIf there is something you would like to see here, please get … Continued
- Pilot episode of “Walking around the garden”Do you have a garden? If not why not join me, for … Continued
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