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Making connections to the birds in your own yard is not only fun, it boosts overall good health and well-being. Finding balance in our busy and pressured lives can be challenging, but if we allow birds and nature to slow us down, we improve our overall well-being.
Research shows that exposure to nature actively reduces stress, depression, and anxiety, while helping build a stronger heart and immune system. Birds are gateways into deeper experiences with nature, magnifying these benefits. Through the mindful observation of birds and their habitats, we learn not only about them, but about ourselves. This rekindling of connections to nature fosters stewardship and bolsters conservation.
In this presentation, we’ll explore our connections to birds, their value to us, and how to practice ornitherapy from home for the optimal benefits to personal wellness.
This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Friday, April 21, 2023
About the Instructor:
Holly is an avid birder, educator, writer, and lecturer, who has a passion for bird conservation. She is an instructor for National Audubon and the American Birding Association and is the lead data reviewer for eBird in Pennsylvania. Holly believes in the powerful benefits nature holds for our wellbeing and is lead author on a book on the subject, aptly called Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul, guiding readers into deeper connections to the birds around them.