Whatever age you are is the right age to decide to become closer to Nature. There are many ways to expose yourself to the Natural World. The two easiest ways would be Gardening and Birding. With either hobby, you can start out small and grow. It is on the sunny days you will be rewarded for any efforts you invest in 'your time'. There is information on both hobbies everywhere, but the best knowledge you will gain comes in what you experience for yourself. So put a seed in a pot of dirt and see if you can sustain life or watch it fry. Buy a bag of bird seed and throw some out. See if you can attract birds or watch them fly on by. Buy a little tree and see if you can plant it and sustain life. It does not cost much money to try it, however it is an investment of your personal time that determines if you succeed or fail. Yes, if old Granny Me can do it, You can. This is how to get started: get off the couch and out of the T V! (I threw both away years ago). I have a great relationship with all life around me. Enjoy!
|American Yellow Warbler|
|Male in breeding plumage, Canada|
About 35 (but see text)
|Distribution of the Yellow Warbler Breeding range Year-round range Wintering range|
|Male in Ohio, USA|
|Female in Florida, USA|
|Range of C. cardinalis|
I am planting these verbena this year!
Verbena in culture
common vervain (V. officinalis) fromDeutschlands Flora in Abbildungen byJohann Georg Sturm and Jacob Sturm, 1796
File:Verbena officinalis Sturm22.jpg
|Male American Goldfinch in winter plumage|
|Breeding range Year-round range Wintering range|
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Wishing You Sunny Days!