The final 10 days of June have been rather busy for me, but I have managed to complete the #30DaysWild challenge (despite the rain) with some simple acts of wildness.
21. Since receiving a flower-pressing kit for my birthday back in December, I had been waiting to gather some pretty things to press. I collected some flowers that had been blown to the ground and pressed them! It will be 6-8 weeks before I can see what they look like though.
22. I was given a succulent cutting, so made a bottle terrarium for it.
23. Despite being overcast, it was a lovely day to be outdoors, thus I spent most of the afternoon walking around a lovely area of my hometown. I took recordings of birds and photographs of plants.
24. Between a busy day at work and spending the evening out for my mother’s birthday, I managed to fit in a lovely act of wildness – I was given a tour of my mother’s garden. Flowers, herbs and vegetables galore!
25. To brighten up the view out of my kitchen window, I bought and potted a pretty little Goldcrest conifer tree.
26. I had a very productive day of reading and learning all about tracking, locating and surveying Dormice.
27. A clear evening gave me the chance to try out ‘moth-watching’. I set up my bright light and cover from gloaming until dark, but somehow failed to catch anything at all to study.
29. I spent a while outside in the rain at work, so decided to make it interesting by studying leaves and fruit with my colleagues.
30. After hearing chirping and observing for a while, I discovered a Pigeon nest at work, so simply watched and listened as the mother went in and out. Unfortunately, it was too high up to see directly in to.