Don Torino, president of Bergen County Audubon Society, has an interesting column the wildnewjersey.tv blog, on why visiting places like the Celery Farm is good for our physical and mental well-being.
A sample: "Connecting with nature invigorates us, puts life in perspective and makes it a little easier for us to cope with the day to day pressures of life.
"And as for me, I can get pretty darn crabby if I don’t get outside often enough (just ask my wife). But I wondered, was there any scientific evidence that walking nature trails and enjoying a day with the birds and bees could have any scientifically documented healthful effects on us?"
Link is here.