You are now on the banks of the John Day River. Rivers and other waterways often act as wildlife corridors. Watch this video from SOLVE’s naturalist, Dan Daly, about the “Sit Spot” method of getting in tune with the natural world. If you aren’t close to a waterway, that is okay. You can practice the “Sit Spot” method anywhere – even in urban environments and your own backyard.
The premise of this practice is if you return to one place on the land repeatedly, the natural world will get accustomed to your presence. Animals will slowly see you as less of a threat and return to their daily routines. You will start to tune in with what their daily habits are and grow closer to the natural world.
Give it a try, you might be surprised to find out what you see and learn.