Today’s post comes to us from the Discovery Program staff at Charleston Lake Provincial Park.
Most summer visitors to the park will no doubt hear a loud buzzy “droning” sound, broadcasting from high up in the trees. The sound starts soft and gets louder, before tapering off. Some people say it sounds like a buzzing electric saw, with each burst lasting about 15 seconds.
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Many of us now live in fast-paced urban landscapes or busy suburban neighborhoods, spending most of our time in front of our computers, tvs, and phones.
While it’s easy to be disconnected from nature, studies show that staying connected to nature is critical for both our health and happiness. From fighting depression to stress, and even fatigue, there are so many benefits to getting outside.
Remember that nature isn’t always a destination; it can also be found in your own backyard!
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Today’s post comes from Learning and Education Leader Laura Myers.
Daydreaming about camping?
Here are 12 ways to make it feel like you’re camping, all from the comfort of home!
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Today’s post comes from Kyra Santin, a Natural Heritage Education and Marketing Student from our Northwest Zone.
George Santayana — poet, philosopher and naturalist — said, “The Earth has music for those who listen.”
The earth holds a lot of beauty within it. If we open our eyes and ears, and listen to the world that surrounds us, we can truly appreciate the music the earth is making.
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