#30dayswild Day 20 summer solstice celebrations

The summer solstice dawned damp and grey, through the morning and into the afternoon rain fell in sheets, soaking the ground, puddling and splashing. I quietly despaired, solstice celebrations in the sunshine would not be had. Late afternoon, a sudden change, clouds clearing, sky brightening, sun coming out. Celebrations back on! Our solstice celebrations were …

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# 30dayswild Day 19- learning fire lighting techniques in the Surrey countryside

Time for something a little different… For Day 19 of #30dayswild we joined a Fire Lighting and Knife Skills Course run by Pure Bushcraft in the Surrey Countryside. They have a piece of land with woodland and meadow and it was great to spend the day there. The purpose of the course was to learn …

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#30dayswild Day 18 An evening on Wildmoor Heath with the Nightjars

Saturday night saw us heading to Wildmoor Heath, our nearest Widlife Trust reserve, managed by BBOWT, on a search for nightjars. Wildmoor Heath is part of the Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area. This was a good link to our visit on Thursday to the Heather Farm, a SANG (Suitable Alterntive Natural Greenspace), a site …

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#30dayswild day 18 my wild morning routine and moments of wildness in a working day

I posted the following on the #30dayswild facebook group on Saturday morning, day 18 of the #30dayswild challenge: “I’m off to work in a few minutes, but thought I’d share my “wild” morning routine with you first. We have pet guinea pigs and rabbits, so first thing each morning they get fed, some in the …

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#30dayswild Day 15 writing wild poetry and drawing the birds that visit the garden

I can’t believe it’s already halfway through the #30dayswild challenge. I am enjoying the opportunity to develop a deeper connection with nature and make it a real focus. I’m also absolutely loving reading other blogs, checking out the facebook group and #30dayswild on twitter. It’s really inspiring to feel part of a much wider community …

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#30dayswild Day 14 identifying the wild flowers in the lawn

One of the challenges for 30 days wild was to identify a wildflower, as we've been letting the front lawn grow wild there was more than one to find a name for.  So, I spent a little while giving the neighbours something to talk about crawling round on the front lawn, in the drizzle, checking …

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