Ella and I wanted to do something to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

We called in to Ullapool Men’s Shed last week to give them a copy of Joe Harkness’ book ‘Bird Therapy’. I met Joe at Birdfair 2019 and when he generously offered to give away some of his new books. I asked if I could get one for the men’s shed, explaining how they do such good work in our community, keeping people active and helping keep older people from feeling isolated and lonely. The book details Joe’s personal struggles and how through bird watching and his connection with nature he is able to battle these problems. Joe has a website too called Bird Therapy

Ella kindly donated a pair of her binoculars too so hopefully it will help and inspire the group to get out and enjoy nature as much as we do. Ella has also become a camera dodger;- she is not keen on having her photo taken!