We've all felt the effects of the coronavirus over the past few months, but things are finally starting to look promising. With vaccines being rolled out, we're hoping to see things return to normality during 2021. With regards to the Government's coronavirus recovery strategy, there are lots of people across the UK that think nature should play a prominent part.
As bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, we understand the strong link between mood and time spent outside. Many people across the UK don't have access to a garden and therefore rely on public spaces like parks and forests for their outdoor activities. Without these areas, it's likely that the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on mental health would be much worse than it currently is.
Do you think that nature should be at the heart of the coronavirus recovery strategy? A recent survey carried out by the RSPB shows that a large majority of the British public is "strongly opposed to the Government reducing spending or putting less emphasis on protecting nature" during this period.
There is a strong feeling that nature plays a critical role in helping people to recover from coronavirus and the effects of the coronavirus lockdowns both physically and mentally. As outdoor enthusiasts, we know that getting outside has a whole host of benefits!
HEre are a few more statistics from the RSPB survey, do you agree?
- 4 out of 5 people in England believe that the Government should be striving to increase the number of accessible nature-rich areas in the UK.
- 4 out of 5 people in England do not agree that the Government should cut spending on nature.
- 3 out of 4 people in England agree that nature could contribute towards economic recovery in the UK over the coming years.
Spending more time outdoors
The benefits of spending time outdoors are seemingly endless. The air is fresher and it has a calming, mood-boosting effect, to name but a few. That's why we're encouraging you to engage with nature during the coronavirus pandemic. Even if you don't have access to a garden, you can encourage birds to feed on your balcony or even at your windows - something that is bound to help you feel better during this worrying time.
Here at Really Wild Bird Food, we offer a range of products that will help you attract more birds to your home. Here are a few different things you could add to your garden or outdoor space to encourage more feathered friends to visit you during a lockdown.
Apollo Seed Feeder
This bird feeder is designed to make bird feeding easy and enjoyable! The beauty of this product is that the lids and ports can be removed regularly and disinfected. This helps to prevent the spread of disease throughout your bird population.
This is a great option for the autumn/winter months because it has a unique ventilation system that allows condensation and moisture escape, keeping your bird seed fresh.
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Beach Hut Next Box
This charming nest box will provide a cosy home to a variety of bird species including sparrows and nuthatches. We're sure you'll love watching the birds come and go all year round. It has a 32mm entrance hole and can be mounted on a post or tree trunk.
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For those of you who don't have access to a garden, you can still enjoy the presence of wild birds by installing a window feeder. We have a few different models available on our site, but the one you see here is the Flutter Butter Pod Feeder. This can be easily refilled using our Flutter Butter Pods, meaning wild birds will visit your window time and time again.
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We hope that wherever you are in the UK, you're doing your best to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic. We hope that you're finding some time in your day to get outside and engage with nature. It really does help! If you have any questions, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.