Colder temperatures are approaching, so it’s time to think of ways to bring wildlife closer to those people who cannot get out in the elements. Little Gal (LG) and I realize not everyone is capable of getting out in wintery weather conditions, so we’ve found other ways to help them enjoy the outdoors. Birding is a wonderful way to study wildlife year-round. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), there are 47 million birders in our country.
For some of us, birding also includes sneaking out to scout for waterfowl or big tom turkeys. We may enjoy seeing and photographing various species as we sit in a blind or stand. LG and I happen to know a few birders who love these same experiences, and some aren’t even hunters. Our Nan loves observing birds of all types. During summer months, she enjoys sunny hikes, but she’s never excited about getting out during the winter. Throughout the years, her balance isn’t what it used to be, and the cold makes her body ache. Now, on a snowy day, she’s fond of watching the feathery friends from her recliner, as she sips her coffee and listens to her favorite tunes.
The USFWS survey found the majority of birders are age 55 and over. What the survey didn’t show is… (CLICK HERE to read more)
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.
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