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Take a walk on the wild side

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Take a walk on the wild side

The past few months have not been easy for most people and although lockdown is lifting now many of us may well still be spending more time than usual at home over the coming weeks.

Some of us will now be back at work and others might be planning to take time this summer to carry out work on our homes – or even to start planning renovation or remodelling projects.

There is no reason, however, not to make the most of our gardens too or to try to get out into the fresh air of the countryside as much as possible.

Many of those living in Norwich or towns in Norfolk benefit from having wonderful parks and green open spaces on their doorsteps.

And, of course, those of us in rural locations or lucky enough to be able to travel to outdoor locations are also spoiled for choice when it comes to areas of woodland, countryside and beach.

This month, the RSPB is encouraging all of us to go a little wild by inviting people across the UK to share their outdoor experiences.

The organisation wants us all to notice the new things we are seeing in the world around us.

Adam Murray, head of community empowerment at the RSPB, says: “Connecting with the natural world is more important than ever.

“Over the last few months, as we juggled work, family life and wellbeing, all from the confines of home, the natural world became a playground, a gym, a tonic, and much more besides. But while our lives have changed, the threats to nature have not gone away.

“We’d love you to share the new things you have noticed and started to appreciate more in your world – large and small.

“Whether it’s cleaner air, the wildlife in your local park or getting creative in your support of the natural world, we’d love to hear about it.

“We want to know what you’ve started to value during these strange times.”

To get involved, simply share your stories and photos using #MyWorldNow on social media.

And we hope you enjoy finding pleasure in the natural world either in your gardens or slightly further afield as we all settle into this new normality.