The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is asking people to tell them how nature has helped them during the lockdown time.

The organisation would like people in Cumbria and across the UK to share new things that they have noticed that are different in their world, and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times. It is part of a nationwide celebration of nature and wildlife.

Adam Murray, head of community empowerment, said: “Connecting with the natural world is more important than ever. Over the last few months, as we juggled work, family life and wellbeing, all from the confines of home, the natural world became a playground, a gym, a tonic, and much more besides.

"But while our lives have changed, the threats to nature have not gone away.

“Whether it’s cleaner air, the wildlife in your local park or getting creative in your support of the natural world, we’d love to hear about it.

"We want to know what you’ve started to value during these strange times.”

Stories and photos should be sent at #MyWorldNow on their social media sites.