#30dayswild Day 24- staying positive with moments of wildness

Waking up this morning to the leave result in the EU Referendum I felt shellshocked, sad, worried. I worry what this will mean for our environment here in the UK, when so much of the legislation protecting it comes from the EU. #30dayswild is a great start, for people to connect more with nature and …

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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 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 6-breakfast, lunch and meditating in the wild

I started the day ticking off one of the “random acts of wildness” from the checklist which came with the 30dayswild, “sip in the wild”. We had breakfast in the garden, watching bees buzz round, starlings flash mob the feeders and then the more sedate arrival of a woodpigeon. The air was fresh under bright …

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#30dayswild Day 2- visitors in the garden

At work today I received an exciting text message from my husband, "two of the starlings are on our feeder!" it said. We've noticed a group of starlings on the roof of nearby houses in the last few days, but this was the first time either of us had ever seen them in the garden. That brings our total garden bird list to 14 species, not too bad for a small garden in a very new housing estate.