The Value of Nature as an Antidote to Pandemic Stress

The natural world is carrying on, oblivious to the news

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

A bright red Scarlet Tanager has been policing the perimeter of my property. He starts at dawn in the big pine in the southeast corner, singing his bright song of simple notes, warning any trespassers to keep out. Then he goes to the hedgerow on the east side of the garden, again…