A daily dose of nature helps wellbeing


The National Trust has warned that 'people are missing out on daily doses of nature'.   A study says more than 70% of children seldom or never watch clouds, butterflies or bees.  It also found that most adults had rarely listened to birdsong or smelled wild flowers in the past year.

Published by the National Trust with the University of Derby, the study also suggests that taking notice of nature is linked to higher wellbeing.  Those who regularly connect with nature were more likely to help tackle the crisis facing wildlife.

The trust has launched a new campaign to boost people's connection with nature, which includes a new week-by-week guide to help people improve their relationship with the natural world and take action to help halt wildlife declines.

Link to a summary of the report on the National Trust website