Have you ever seen one of those live baby eagle cams? During COVID-19 lockdowns, writer and artist Jenny Odell watched one and it inspired her to begin documenting changes in nature with photos taken from her window. She wasn’t alone; eBirds reported a 37 percent increase in birdwatchers posting observations in 2021. What did they learn?
Bird Standard Time
Reconnecting with nature through observations of seasonal changes and wildlife behavior can help us perceive time differently. Sustained attention to our surroundings – mindfulness – is important. It helps us understand our place in the world. Watching birds offers a different sense of time that’s detached from human clocks and deadlines. Reset your relationship to the clock with our Instaread on Saving Time.