It has already started! And if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you will have noticed that on Friday was the start of the yearly amazing 30 Days Wild.
30 Days Wild is a free countrywide challenge initiated by the Wildlife Trusts to help you reconnect with nature by doing a random act of wildness every day during June. This year is our third year taking part and we have been really looking forward to doing it again!
So far we have made Elderflower Cordial, early this year as elderflower seems to be out quite early and doesn’t keep its fragrant aroma for too long. We have had a wild picnic, picked a bunch of wild flowers, spotted the amazing Blue Fritillary Butterfly and walked in super tall grass.
There are a lot of things you can do every day and it’s not too late to join in! We have made a list of ideas, including rainy days or work days where there’s not a lot of time before bed.
Ideas for your 30 Days Wild
- Make elderflower cordial
- Have a wild picnic
- Have a bug hunt
- Build a moth trap
- Make a stick raft
- Spot a wild mammal, like a fox or a mouse
- Change your walk to school or work to include a slightly wilder route
- Visit a Wildlife Reserve
- Try bark rubbing
- Pick litter somewhere local to you, the park, the beach etc
- Make a collage out of petals and leaves
- Look for animal tracks
- Turn off any tech for a day or a whole weekend
- Have a scavenger hunt – get a sheet here
- Go rock pooling
Ideas for rainy days
- Dance in a downpour
- Become a member your local Wildlife Trust
- Write a wild poem
- Watch a wild webcam
- Google facts about your favourite animal
- Draw a wild landscape
Ideas for when you’re short on time
- Walk barefoot in grass
- Watch the clouds and spot characters or animals
- Follow a bee – watch it fly from flower to flower
- Search for mini wilderness, a tiny flower in a crack in the pavement for example
- Gaze at the moon
I hope that has whet your appetite! If you are taking part, please use the hashtag #30DaysWild on social media to share the fun with thousands of families across the country. There is also a Twitter account that you can follow and a Facebook group you can join for even more inspiration.
I look forward to seeing what you get up to!