Attend a Birding Walk With Your Senior Loved One
We’re almost out of snowy weather! As our days start to get longer and flowers begin to make their welcome reappearance, there will be more and more activities for you and your loved ones to participate in together. Of the many walks in the parks or other light exercises you can partake in, we recommend a particularly interesting one – something you’ve likely never considered before: Bird watching!
Where Can I Go?
If you currently reside in Surrey or live close by, there are several parks that will be open for bird watching starting February 15, 2020. The act of bird watching itself, otherwise known as birding walks, is a common hobby for those who wish to get more in touch with nature and to grasp an understanding of the different species of birds that resides in the area. This activity is also perfect for those who just want to get out of the house for a breath of fresh air.
Do I Have To Sign Up?
Additionally, there are no sign ups necessary to participate! Simply take your loved ones to a park, keep your eyes to the skies (and trees), and start bird watching! The events are completely free for all ages, so even the whole family can join in. The best part is, the parks are open regardless of rain or shine. Unless, of course, under extreme weather conditions.
Some Extra Tips
Speaking of weather, if you’ve never gone bird watching before, here are a few reminders: Wear comfortable clothing, and make sure that it is appropriate for whatever the day throws at you. Since you will be spending most (if not all) of your day outside, you will want to make sure that both you and your loved ones are wearing some form of jacket, gloves, or maybe even scarves. Bring an umbrella or a raincoat as well if the sky isn’t looking too promising. If the sun’s out, make sure to bring or wear sunscreen as well. In all cases, you will want to wear some sturdy footwear as you’ll be doing quite a bit of walking. If you want to see the birds close-up and personal, you’ll also need some binoculars. Don’t worry if you don’t own a pair; binoculars are available at the parks for your bird-watching convenience. And as always, take lots of pictures, and leave nothing behind but footprints. Oh, and bring a camera!
This is just one of the many activities to be enjoyed during the near-spring time. If bird watching really isn’t your thing, don’t fret. There are plenty other options to be explored if you just want to spend a bit of time with the great outdoors. Visit our blog, which is full of other fun activities that may just strike your fancy.