THE UK's largest nature conservation charity is inviting Hampshire residents to share how nature has lifted their spirits during lockdown.

The RSPB has launched a social media hashtag using #MyWorldNow and encourages people to tell their wildlife stories between July 1 and 31.

It comes after 77 per cent of people in England found that visiting nature has been important for their general health and happiness.

Adam Murray, Head of Community Empowerment at the RSPB, said: “We’d love you to share the new things you have noticed and started to appreciate more in your world – large and small.

"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.”