Nature and cortisol reduction...lowered stress with no side effects.
How does it feel to stand in the forest or garden or field and watch birds? Some folk may call it mindfulness, I just call it bliss. This article by Greg Presto dips a toe into the deep waters of paying attention in nature, and it's rewards to our health.
A note to our readers about Writes and Bytes:
It's not all bad news out there, either in the bits and bytes of the web, or in our forests, on the ground, and sometimes even our legislatures!
Writes and Bytes are cross posts from news media, science articles, blogs, zines, and websites that we feel feature well grounded, informative, and educational articles about native plants, native wildlife, and the habitats that support them.
Each cross post has two links, one within the text, and a second one at the end of the introduction.
We hope you enjoy these reads!