A plant needs water to survive and grow. A bird needs air to feed its children. We need both water and air, but we often need help finding places that are not too crowded while still providing the quality of nature we desire. Luckily, many ways to experience nature in our urban environment leave us with memories to last a lifetime. You should take advantage of these opportunities.
1. Have a Rooftop Garden
Building a rooftop garden in your apartment or home is an excellent way to add nature to your living environment. You can start small with a couple of potted plants in a sunny spot on the roof or go big and build an entire landscape complete with patios, plant beds, and even water features. A rooftop garden provides a space to relax and enjoy natural sights, sounds, and smells without traveling too far from home.
2. 2. Watch Sunrise or Sunset
Sunrise and sunset are nature’s most spectacular events. They are the time when sunrise and sunset provide the last few moments of beauty before the transition into our day. The sun’s rays make all that has gone before, the landscape, come alive in a way that makes you feel like you are in awe of what is taking place.
3. Cook a Veggie Meal
Eating a meal made from natural ingredients, free of chemicals, preservatives, and artificial dyes is an incredible way to take in the natural beauty of the world around us. When we grow our food, we can feel good about what we are eating because it is the only food that has gone through the natural process of life to become what it is today.
4. Exercise Outside
Exercising outside in nature is one of the most refreshing and rejuvenating experiences. The freedom from moving your body without worrying about traffic or other people exercising outside provides a feeling of calmness and well-being that is hard to find anywhere else.
5. Take a Nature Walk
A nature walk takes you to spots that are open to the public. These locations provide an opportunity to see what is happening in the world around us without worrying about getting hit by a car or setting off a fire alarm. Nature walks are also great for finding new places to eat, drink, and sleep because you can get close to Mother Earth.
6. Visit an Outdoor Garden
Gardens are amazing places to enjoy nature, but they are usually restricted by time, cost, or accessibility. However, visiting a garden located in the middle of an urban area can provide an opportunity for you to enjoy nature in a way that allows you to experience the best of city life and the best of nature.
7. Attend a Nature Event
Nature events such as competitive sports events, festivals, and concerts are all ways for you to take part in your favorite forms of entertainment while still enjoying nature at its finest. Some of these events even provide education or conservation opportunities that allow you to engage with nature in a new way.
There are many ways to incorporate nature into your urban environment to make the most out of your time spent here. With a little creativity, you can find a way to experience nature daily without having too much trouble finding a good spot.