Drawing people together to focus on nature, Chris has created a space for wildlife-lovers across Twitter and Facebook to share their findings with one another. From beautiful blue tits in the garden to the sound of robins singing, the videos and photos will celebrate the best of the great outdoors — and it's easy for everyone to get involved.
"Despite it being a dismal afternoon, wildlife is really bringing me joy – and that's what I'd love to talk to you about," Chris wrote on his Facebook page.
"What are we going to do to stay sane and mentally healthy? Well, I know what I'm going to do — I'm going to be listening to those robins, spending time outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Over the next days and weeks, I'm going to do some Facebook lives about how we can find some light in this darkness."
Right , as more than 1000 people seem to like the idea of The Self Isolation Bird Club I’ve set up another account @SIBirdClub where we can share our sightings , photos , videos etc . Please follow and share . (NB - no trolls will be tolerated - be nice in this nasty time) pic.twitter.com/06X7ihnP6g— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) March 19, 2020
As well as creating this space for people to enjoy, Chris explains that he's going to use his time at home to start painting, reading books and walking his puppies. "Now we find ourselves with time on our hands, so I might show you some of my painting and dog walks," he says in the video.
Many people have been sharing their wildlife finds outside already. Take a look below...
Welcome to The Self Isolating Bird Club 🐦— The Self-Isolating Bird Club (@SIBirdClub) March 19, 2020
In these uncertain times, birdwatching & reconnecting with nature can be a real escape for those self-isolating. We want this channel to be a safe space to share sightings and engage with each other during #COVID19
Tweet us your 📷&📹 pic.twitter.com/q5mA0TtFgk
Been befriending this little 1 lately,knows my voice now and comes for food when he hears me,lucky I'm still enjoying being around nature during #covid19UK #coronavirus woodland walks all around me. Why don't we all share a pic we've taken? #ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/t0rYJj8oqC— freckles68 (@freckles681) March 19, 2020
Natures magicians! Long tailed tits weaving spiders webs in amongst their moss and lichen masterpiece. I could watch and listen to this gorgeous pair for weeks ... maybe I will! pic.twitter.com/lOWXC4u2eA— Lindsay McCrae (@badgerboy05) March 19, 2020
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