Anthony Hickling

Daily Dose: Black Birders Week

  Black Lives Matter + Nature Connection In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and to respond to the call for predominantly non-black led organizations to take a break from filling up social media with our own content, we have decided to use our platform to amplify the voices of black naturalists this week. …

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Daily Dose: Field of Vision

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Owl Eyes Stand outside and allow your eyes to have a soft gaze off into the distance. Spread your arms wide horizontally and start to wiggle your fingers. Slowly bring your fingers towards the center and STOP when you can see your moving fingers out of …

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Daily Dose: Rock Rhythm

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Rock Rhythm Find rocks all around your home or neighborhood and knock them together to form sounds and rhythms. Which rocks make high pitched or deep sounds? What kind of rhythm can you get going for two minutes or more? Can you listen for the sound …

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Daily Dose: Water You Up To?

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Fox Walking Foxes have the ability to walk silently and mindfully. Practice moving slow as you shift the weight to one foot, lifting the other and very slowly moving your foot forward. As you drop your foot down, start with gently placing the outside of your …

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Daily Dose: Memories

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Memories Sit inside or outside and remember a time when you felt connected and rejuvenated by nature. Recall as many details as you can. What did it smell like? What colors did you see? With each inhale, bring more of that memory and feeling into your …

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Daily Dose: Prey Escape

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Prey Escape Move your body fast, as if you were prey, attempting to escape a predator. For 5 minutes run, and slither, hop, move side to side but however you move, do it fast. Allow your body to engage with itself as you feel the strength, …

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Daily Dose: Bingo!

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash Connection: Take a nap Go outside and find a comfortable place to lie down. Set an alarm for 20 minutes and close your eyes. Release all your senses and drop into silence and stillness and maybe, just maybe – fall asleep. Studies have shown that sleeping outside helps …

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Daily Dose: Somewhere New

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Plants in the Crack Plant life has an incredible way of growing anywhere a seed can take root. Often, some of the least likely places we would expect to see life flourish, the most beautiful form. A little light and some grounding soil can go a …

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Daily Dose: Rock On!

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Mimic the Motion Go outside and notice what is moving near you like a tree swaying or a bird flying. As best you can mimic this movement in your own body. Try to find the object in nature making the largest movements and the object in …

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Daily Dose: Write A Story

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Walk Backwards Start just outside your home and walk backwards for 5-10 minutes. Do your best to keep your head straight and resist the temptation to look over your shoulder. You will have to move slow and steady. If you run into something, simply take a …

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