10 ways to stay in touch with nature in your own backyard

As our lives become increasingly busier, finding time to spend outdoors can be difficult. But, connecting with nature can be as simple as stepping outside your own back door and you will feel so much better for it. Here are 10 ideas to get you started…


1. Start your day with a cuppa outside

Whether you’ve got a big backyard, patio, balcony or front garden, start your day with a breath of fresh air while sipping your hot cuppa. 

Credit: Ema Taylor Naturopathy

2. Create an outdoor cinema in your back garden

Set up a sanctuary and snack on popcorn to enjoy your favourite family flicks on a pile of cushions under the stars.

3. Practice yoga

The best part about yoga is you only need enough space to fit a mat or towel to get your zen on and stretch your worries away

4. Savour a sunset (or sunrise)

Take a moment to be still and focus on the rich hues of pink, red and orange filling the sky.

Credit: Esperance WA, @from.miles.away

5. Spruce up your garden

Give your garden a makeover with a good scrub, pull out those weeds and plant some fresh herbs and veggies.

6. Meditate

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to awesome apps to guide you through a meditation. Try Headspace, Calm, Smiling Mind, and many more in your app store, or there are a range of different guided meditation options on YouTube.

7. Camp in your own backyard

If you have the space to pitch a tent or set up a swag, why not go star gazing and listen to nature in the comfort of your backyard. Click here to learn how to Build a Cubby in your backyard today.


8. Build a Nature Mandala⁠

Get in touch with your creative side and build your own ‘Nature Mandala’ by collecting all natural objects from your local surroundings.

Credit: Perth Zoo

9. Live stream animals from home

Watch the zookeepers doing their daily tasks as they look after the animals in Perth’s world-class zoo. Click here to check out Perth Zoo’s giraffe live cam.


10. Plan your next trip to visit a Western Australian National Park!

You won’t find better parks anywhere else in the world than what we have in our own back yard. So, what are you waiting for? Visit Explore Parks WA to plan your next visit.