Learn more about your local environment, because the more you know about where you live and the history of the land that supports you and the people who lived there before you, the more connected you will feel to the wild where you ALREADY are.
Stop, drop and listen. (There’s a saying we like that points out we have two ears and one mouth for a reason ;-) What do you hear? What do you want to hear? And if you are unable to hear, find a window to take a beat and take in what you see. What do you see? What would you like to see?
Learn the species names of the trees (or plants, or bugs, or birds, you get the drift) in your neighborhood, because they’re your neighbors. Find something magical (or the magic in everyday things)!
And speaking of neighbors, do you know yours? Maybe it’s time you did. People need people and your neighbor may need you.
Visit your local library for resources on native plants, local history, and wildlife information.
Want the latest in our efforts to protect and restore the wild? Check out Re: the wild.
Was the land upon which you live stolen? Find out more: Native Land.ca.
There’s a free nature guide available for your phone. Download the Seek App by iNaturalist.
Ready to plant some trees? Get to know the SUGi Project.
Want to hike? Check out AllTrails.
Find a Canadian park: Parks Canada.
Learn the language of fungi: Mycologos.
Need a goal to get outside? Try Geocaching.
If you can’t get to a wild place, consider meditation to connect with your inner wild. We love the Calm app though there are several free meditations on YouTube as well.