One of the most popular hobbies senior citizens enjoy is birdwatching. Nothing has brought me more pleasure since I retired than the opportunity to enjoy nature around my home. If you live in an apartment complex or other housing, you still can learn and enjoy the birds and the beauty of nature. Do not wait another minute!
The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and BeyondNational Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides)
I was always interested in birds and birdsong, and now it has almost become a habit and a hobby. I am fortunate to have a large yard and have added several different types of bird feeders close by my screened porch so I can observe. I have acquired more books about birds, especially those in our area of the South. You will enjoy searching for these at yard sales, used book sales and such. Within a favorite book, I note the date that I spotted a particular bird in my yard. I do have binoculars for closer identification, but honestly have a problem using them along with my glasses. On the computer, I found a site which can help us learn to identify birdsongs, but I have not yet become very good at that. I am learning, however!
ORVIS Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching (Orvis Guides)The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, And Treats (Rodale Organic Gardening Book)For the Birds: Easy-to-Make Recipes for Your Feathered FriendsPerky-Pet 305 Holly Berry Gilded Chalet Wild Bird Feeder
If birdwatching cannot really be accomplished at your residence, you may find added pleasure in learning about those in your area and volunteering your assistance to schools, a local park, or a nursing home where a birdfeeder of the correct type would brighten many days for residents. You can watch the birds in a local park or playground or walking around your neighborhood. No wonder bird watching is one of the top hobbies senior citizens enjoy.
But if birdwatching is not your interest, what about squirrels, chipmunks, even deer and other beautiful creatures of your area? This is the time of our lives to open our eyes to the wonders of nature that we may have been too busy to see before! Our local libraries will be most helpful, too, as we add the special treat of nature to our agendas! A wonderful hobby for retired adults! There are a wide variety of hobbies senior citizens enjoy – choose your favorite.
Betty Tate DeLorme