Connecting to Nature in a Pandemic

If we don't connect with nature and become more aware, natural disasters like pandemics will become more common. In a pandemic and in daily life, this site will show you how to connect to nature.

Firstly, look out the window

What does the sky look like from where you are? Step outside on a clear day this summer and look up. What do you see? Blue. And maybe a plane or a bird up there, but otherwise … nothing.

What Are They Doing Up There?

Sometimes insects and spiders need to leave where they are and go someplace else for food, for mating or just for space. For a variety of reasons bugs disperse.

Next, close your eyes and listen

Humans have become completely desensitised by manmade sounds that occur around us every day. Have you ever considered that these sounds are unnatural?

The burps and moans of sand

Next time you’re at the beach, traipsing along a sand dune, keep in mind that each step might be creating a little chorus of Gregorian chants.

Singing Spiders

The spiders don’t only beat against a “drum” but they also produce an accompanying vibration, like a backup vocal, that floats through the air.

A whale song for climate change

For a sad song from a whale, talk to oceanographer Kathleen Stafford from the University of Washington. Stafford’s team has collected acoustic recordings of whale songs to track their migratory habits at the boundary of the Pacific and Arctic oceans.

Lastly, take a walk where you can

Besides listening to the sounds around you and observing the sky from where you are, how about exploring your surroundings for what they’re known for.

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