Have you heard of 30 Days Wild?
30 Days Wild is the UK’s month-long nature challenge, established by the Wildlife Trust. Can you do something wild every day for 30 days? They give you a free pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas from your local Wildlife Trust to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!) You can sign up for a free pack, or download resources for individuals and families, as well as schools and businesses.
Who Are The Wildlife Trusts?
They are a grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us. No matter where you are in the UK, your Wildlife Trust is protecting wildlife and wild places in your area. They connect people to nature; restore diverse wild places and look after thousands of nature reserves for future generations; and inspire people to take action for wildlife. They believe everyone can make a positive difference to their local environment and by working together they can achieve nature’s recovery on land and sea. What a great ethos eh? Now you can see why we wanted to get involved!
So, 30 Days Wild encourages people to perform ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. A Random Act of Wildness is anything you can do in an average day to bring nature into your life. They can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours! They’ve got 101 ideas on their site, and there’s a mobile app to download for inspiration too.
I think it’s just great as it’s a definite win-win. It’s lovely to be encouraged to spend more time outdoors and getting closer to nature, as well as giving it a helping hand. These days it’s hard to get my kids involved in nature as it doesn’t have a flashing screen and controllers! So this year I’ve decided to just do 30 Days Wild for myself, and hope that in leading by example my kids will join in, rather than having to cajole and drag them along.
The Wildlife Trusts encourage us all to share what we’re doing via social media using #30DaysWild. Or of course on blogs like this to spread the word too!
Join the Big Wild Weekend
On the 16th and 17th June, over 100 wild events are running all around the UK to help you discover wildlife and wild places on your doorstep. Join your Wildlife Trust as they search for bugs, listen to birdsong, identify wildflowers, throw wild parties, camp out in the wild, dance to music, explore hidden jungles – everyone is welcome!
Will you be going wild this month? Please let us know below what you have done already, or what you plan to do.
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