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Elves in action

As I write this we are coming to the end of Green Health Week, and what a week it has been. The green elves have been really busy, encouraging people to stop and really take notice of the nature around them, and we've enjoyed seeing where they have been and what they have been up to, all across Lanarkshire from Airdrie to Carluke.

We've also had some great responses to our call out to hear your 3 good things in nature! (If you've not already got involved then we'd still love to hear from you!) - so I thought I would give you a flavour of what people have been noticing.

One green elf got in touch to say that she'd noticed:

First good thing: A newt on the pavement

Second good thing: A rainbow after the rain

Third good thing: Daffodils in the park

We were particularly impressed with the picture of the newt (see above) - what a find! Of course I was not only jealous of the newt sighting, but also of the rainbow sighting. She wasn't the only person to spot a rainbow this week. Getting Better Together Shotts got in touch with us with photos from their first Wednesday evening health walk (they meet at 7.00pm for those of you who are local) to share their pictures of a double rainbow. How amazing!

While we're talking about walking, why not get involved in a research project to find out how people have experienced walking during the pandemic, and to see if people's walking habits have changed, and how it links with art and creativity. All you need to do is fill out an anonymous online survey here and you could help contribute to more people having a positive experience of walking.

Until next week, keep on walking and connecting with nature.

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