30 days wild challenge

I’ve signed up for a new challenge this June, to spend some time in nature every day for the 30 days of June. The 30 days challenge is part of the Wildlife Trust’s My Wild Life Campaign. The Wildlife Trusts believe that all of our lives are better when they’re a bit wild, and I agree with them.

Over the next month, starting tomorrow, I’ll be trying to fit a little bit of wild into each of my days.

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Some of my initial ideas are:

  • Meditating in the park
  • Going for an evening walk in our local copse with a bat detector
  • Spending time in my garden identifying our visiting bees
  • Planting some more wildlife friendly plants
  • Making a drinking station for bees
  • A spot of wild camping (this also fits into my year of microadventures challenge!)
  • Making wild cocktails with foraged ingredients, the elderflowers are almost in bloom
  • Reading a “wild” book outside- I bought Patrick Barkham’s “Coastlines” today and I’m looking forward to diving in
  • Spending some time cloud watching
  • Go dragonfly and damselfly spotting at a local nature reserve
  • Go on a Creatures of the Night Walk to listen for nightjars and owls
  • Do some wild art, with natural materials

I’m really looking forward to this challenge, taking some time every day to appreciate the wildness around me.

I’ve set up a pinterest board to gather some ideas to inspire me and am following other bloggers and the facebook group for the 30dayswild challenge.

There’s still time to sign up, by following this link if you’d like to join in too, you’ll receive an email with a booklet full of information and a wall chart to keep track of your wild fun.

I’ll be trying to blog at least every few days to share what I’ve been up, the challenge is on!

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