RSPBwants yoursto­ries

The Galloway News - - District News -

The RSPB is ask­ing peo­ple to share their ex­pe­ri­ences of the things they have no­ticed in their world that are dif­fer­ent dur­ing lock­down.

From en­joy­ing the up­lift­ing sound of bird­song through an open win­dow, to get­ting a wel­come dose of fresh air and ex­er­cise in a lo­cal park, many peo­ple have found so­lace in na­ture and had time to no­tice what’s go­ing on around them.

The bird char­ity’s head of com­mu­nity em­pow­er­ment, Adam Mur­ray, said:“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, we’d love to hear about it. We want to know what you’ve started to value dur­ing th­ese strange times.”

To get in­volved, peo­ple should share their sto­ries and pho­tos us­ing #My­World­Now on so­cial me­dia.

Later in the sum­mer, the RSPB will be cel­e­brat­ing th­ese sto­ries from across the UK and shar­ing ideas to help peo­ple take ac­tion for the things they value.

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