Don Torino, president of the Bergen County Audubon Society, has a new column about the joys of the outdoors this holiday season.
Here’s the opening:
I have always believed birders and all people that have made nature a part of their lives have an undeniable special connection to the natural world.
Call it emotional or spiritual, divine or magical, either way I believe we all feel something very special when we spend time in the wild places we have come to love so much.
No matter what is going on in this hectic and sometimes overwhelming time of year, there is no mistaking that a walk in the woods or the just the sight of a favorite bird makes us feel just a little better about the day.
Keeping a Holiday connection to nature can make that time even more enjoyable and special.
Link is here.