I have always enjoyed the wildlife that we have near to our home, particularly that which can be found in the Peak District National Park. The local wood at the back of my house is also really good for wild animals. I saw a redstart there in late March, my first in years.
I find that when I watch and photograph wildlife, it makes me feel so much better and helps me to forget about the things I struggle with.
Though I do walk where possible, I do find it difficult some days, and will park up in the car and watch wildlife from it. I hope that if any other BBC Wildlife Magazine readers also struggle, they may be inspired to get outside and see wildlife, or to watch the sun set or the stars overhead.
Like Nicky Wilson (Feedback, April 2019), nothing beats seeing owls. They just seem to float over the meadows and moorland. I have enjoyed watching the beautiful sight of hunting short-eared owls, as well as this barn owl ( above), which has been mugged a lot by the local buzzards. It recently began hunting later and returning earlier, presumably to avoid them.
Michael Peter Ellis, Sheffield
Michael enjoys connecting with nature, such as this barn owl.