Lets Get Wild, connect with nature and wildlife because it benefits both the mental health and physical well-being. You can do this wherever you are. But you don’t have to walk and drive miles and miles to do this. You can do this in your home or in your garden.
DAY 1 – I walked around my garden and admiring the Bluebells in various shades and took photographs of them. I planted some of the herbs that I always use in my cooking: Thyme, Tarragon, Sage, Marjoram, Oregano and 3 types of Rosemary and took a video of them.
DAY 2 – I baked a Cheese and Bacon Loaf. I cooked Red Lentil and Harissa Soup with Gremolata. I’ve used the Corianders that I picked from my herb garden. I attended a webinar on UN Perspective Series: Life Below Water by United Nations Association of Greater Boston.
Cheese and Bacon Loaf and Red Lentil and Harissa Soup with Gremolata
UN Perspective Series: Life Below Water by United Nations Association of Greater Boston
DAY 3 – I watched the rainbow after the rain. The colours are just stunning. The beauty and wonder of nature never seize to amaze me. I attended a webinar on Networks for Nature, Facilitating Collaborative Farming Webinar Series.
Rainbow after the Rain
Networks for Nature: Facilitating Collaborative Farming Webinar Series
DAY 4 – I watched the extremely unpredictable weather: sunny, cloudy, windy and raining. It's just amazing how the weather changes in just a few seconds. I really enjoyed listening to the sound of the falling rain and the chirping of the birds. It's quite therapeutic and calming.
Video from my bigger pond when it was Raining
Video from my smaller pond when it was Windy
DAY 5 – I’ve been butterfly-watching in my garden. I've seen a Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Comma, Green-veined White, Large White and Small White. I took videos of the butterflies.
DAY 6 – I’ve been bird-watching in my garden. I've seen Sparrowhawk, Great-spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Siskin, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Starling and others. I took videos of the birds.
Sparrow Hawk devouring her price catch, a poor Collared Dove
Great-spotted Woodpecker lurking by the pond
House Sparrow taking a shower in my pond
Wood Pigeon devouring the Ivy Berries
Siskin and Greenfinch
DAY 7 – I've read my nature and wildlife books to brush-up my knowledge on the flora and fauna of Cornwall and the rest of the UK. I'm originally from the Philippines so I am not really familiar with the flora and fauna here. But I'm learning. I already know the Garden Birds and Butterflies in Cornwall. It's time to learn more on Bees, Dragonflies, Fungi and Wildflowers. Everyday is a learning process. It's always fun and enjoyable to learn and discover new things. I chatted on Zoom with my family around the globe: Philippines, UAE and Canada.