Experience nature in a new way by taking an early-morning or late-night walk
Studies show that learning about nature and connecting with the natural environment supports happiness and health, reduces stress, enhances concentration, and boosts learning. Learn more about all of the benefits of exploring and enjoying nature here.
The time of the day influences your experience in nature. You may experience completely different sights, sounds, and feelings in the early-morning or late-night hours than you would in the daytime. For instance, some animals are nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night instead of during the day. Nocturnal animals in North Carolina include owls, bats, foxes, and deer. During your walk, these animals might be waking up or going to sleep.
As you walk, take note of the different sounds and sights. What do you hear? How does the ground feel? What do you smell? How are these observations different from what you observe during the day?
Take a photo of your walk and share it on social media. Make sure to tag @peancorg and #PEAYoungLeaders to be entered into the weekly Young Eco Leaders Raffle.
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