Day 30- celebrating 30 days wild with cocktails

That's it, the challenge is complete. I've loved the challenge. We've visited amazing new places, had some fantastic wildlife experiences with water voles, ducks, dragonflies, butterflies, nightjars, slow worms, grass snakes and more. We've improved our garden for wildlife, and connected more with the natural world around us. I've learnt to take proper lunch breaks, …

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30dayswild day 29- completing our pollinator border project and greening the fence

One day left to go of the 30 days wild challenge, and our pollinator border project is complete! We’ve halved the size of the lawn in our garden, adding extra border along two sides of it, which we have filled with pollinator friendly plants. There are a variety of herbs, borage, evening primrose, geranium, papaver, …

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Days 25-28 of 30 days wild- night paddling, wildlife gardening, goldfinches, wildlife books and a day unplugged

The last few days the weather has been beautiful. I've been outside pottering in the garden and enjoying the summer and have not wanted to turn on the computer once I've arrived home from work in the evening. I guess that fits quite well with the #30dayswild ethos, but it's meant that the blogging has …

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30 days wild Day 22- moth identification, reading a wild magazine and watching a wild webcam

June 22- I was at home today but the weather was not conducive to spending time outside. It chucked it down, sheeting rain at times and gusty winds. I guess this was what I hoped for, and the 2nd water butt is almost full, preparing us for some (hopefully) sunny weather ahead. I still fitted …

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30 days wild day 20- reptiles, damselflies and wildflowers

Today we were on a mission to explore some of the Wildlife Trusts' reserves close to our home. We live in Berkshire, so our first stop today was a BBOWT Reserve, Shepperlands Farm. The Reserve here has a wildflower meadow, an area of woodland and a patch of heathland. We explored the beautiful wildflower meadow …

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30 days wild Day 19- bee rescue, elderflower cordial and a visit to Chawridge Bank

I recently downloaded the Wildlife Trusts app onto my mobile phone. It shows events happening near you, and Wildlife Trusts reserves across the country, with information about each one, and directions of how to get there. I've noticed some reserves close to home and today went to visit one on the way back from work. It …

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