Homesteading is a huge commitment that can help bring people in tune with nature. Read the pros and cons of one homesteader’s experience.
Source: Science Magazine
Scientists are enjoying a surprising benefit of the reduction in human activity in 2020.
Source: Popular Mechanics
Nature is important to humans in some very practical ways. Read about some of the technological advances the animal world has given us.
Source: The New York Times
Diane Ackerman contemplates the wildlife that creeps into our urban habitats.
Watch this video about a program intended to both connect prisoners to nature and to help restore the environment.
Source: National Geographic
The idea of nature rebounding from humanity while people are staying home is inspiring. But it isn’t necessarily true.
Source: The Washington Post
Exploring one of the most remote places on earth, a deep-sea diver found new species as well as something depressingly familiar.
Poet and nature essayist Camille T. Dungy ponders the importance of diversity as she transforms her sterile yard to a more natural state.
Source: Academy of American Poets
Read this short history of poems about nature.
Traveler and writer Amy Ragsdale shares how exploring both the parks and building-lined streets of New York City can trigger an examination of the relationship between man and nature.
Source: The Atlantic
Something as simple as a window with a view of trees can help improve the recovery of hospital patients. This article explores how exposure to nature can help people suffering problems from ADD to cancer.
The patterns that appear in nature not only inspire art, but have health benefits as well.
Artist Freedom Baird’s new outdoor exhibit in Arlington, Massachusetts, encourages viewers to consider the connection between humans, consumption, and nature.
Source: The Guardian
Inspired by ecologist and author Anne LaBastille, writer Megan Mayhew Bergman takes a solo trip to the Adirondacks in New York. In this essay, she describes how she overcame fears and proved something to herself.
Source: Psychology Today
Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf argues the importance of identifying the similarities and differences between humans and other animals.
Source: Business Insider
This article lists eight advantages, including benefits for your health and mental well-being, of spending time in nature.
Source: The Ecologist
This article provides examples of past, present, and future technology inspired by nature.
After hiking the 750-mile length of the Grand Canyon, photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride reflects on the silence of the canyon and draws comparisons to his noisy life.
Source: How Stuff Works
Photographers wait hours at a time to capture this phenomenon. This article explains the science behind it.
Writer and researcher Tom Winterbottom argues that the key to enjoying nature is to slow down.