This is an initiative from the Wildlife Trust to spend 30 days doing something wild every day, including ‘random acts of wildness’ like
- Feel the wild landscapes through the soles of your feet – sand, grass, pebbles, water
- Wear daisies & dandelions to jazz up any outfit – in your hair or around your wrist
- Switch off all gadgets for a day: no phones, tablets or computers. Tune into nature
- Taste sweet wild elderflowers in cordial, soda water or sparkling wine
- Encourage wild at work with bird feeders, a herb box or outdoor meetings
You can read more about the project here
Here are some photos from our first week of 30 Days Wild. We were in rural France at Chataigne House and had an abundance of wildlife all around us.
Day 1. It was pouring down for the 4th day in a row. At least the flowers were happy!
Day 2. Right on our doorstep, the beautiful sage is a hive of activity for wildlife, especially bees and sphinx moths, but also snails and lizards.
Day 3. It stopped raining enough to go outside, and the boys enjoyed climbing the trees. They’ve had a big lecture about not damaging them!
Day 4. A further record of our cheeky boys tree climbing.
Day 5. We took some time to look at different types of moss and fungi. We have a book for identifying fungi, but I’m too nervous to eat any just in case!
Day 6. We recorded birdsong, in particular a hoopoe who we think is nesting in our garden. They have such a strange call, almost like a bark really, a “whoop whoop whoop!”. It is posted on our Instagram page
Day 7. After a gorgeous morning at our local market in Lezay, we bought some langoustines and barbecued them with sausages, and had an outdoor lunch enjoying the country air.