Need a nature prescription?

Health care practitioners are recognizing the health benefits of spending even short periods of time in nature, handing out “nature prescriptions” to help treat a variety of medical conditions, from post-cancer fatigue to obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure),...

An encounter with a Canada Goose!

Story and photograph sent in by Wendy, a participant in a volunteer-led pilot of Focus on Nature: “After leaving the studio, I took a walk along the river (cause I was so geared up to go out and take more pictures of nature). I got to the little...

Nature essential for the Brain

I was doing some research to support an evaluation plan, and found this fascinating article from the Boston Globe. A great reminder of the importance of spending time in nature for enhancing our concentration and lowering stress levels: <