This June, the Wildlife Trusts is once again challenging the nation to do something wild every day for #30DaysWild. I took part for the first time last year and had a fantastic month full of random acts of wildness, which you can read about here.
Your random acts of wildness do not have to be extreme – they can be small, fun, indoors or outdoors and are simply about experiencing, learning about and helping wildlife. I have come up with some suggestions which you can use as inspiration.
For sunny days:
- Visit a nature reserve and enjoy a walk, bird watching or even bat detecting
- Do some wild photography
- Go wild in your garden to benefit wildlife
- Take time to stargaze on a clear night
- Make a bee waterer (using a dish, stones/marbles and clean water) to keep our pollinators hydrated
For rainy days:
- Dance in the rain
- Make a terrarium
- Become a member of a wildlife charity
- Write a poem about nature
- Learn cloud names and classifications
For days at work:
- Hold a fruit and veg cake sale
- Watch live wildlife footage on your breaks
- Go outside and take a walk at lunch
- Take a healthy packed lunch full of fruit and veg (maybe homegrown)
- Explore your workplace for plants and wildlife
For the kids:
For people who are unable to get out and about easily:
- Do a mini garden birdwatch
- Watch a nature documentary
- Experiment with windowsill gardening
- Read a nature book or blog
- Do some ethical cooking
If you are feeling inspired and have other ideas of how to be wild for 30 days, you can sign up for the #30DaysWild challenge here. You will receive a free pack of goodies including stickers, some wildflower seeds and a wallchart to help you plan your month, plus lots more ideas from the brilliant Wildlife Trusts.
Like last year I will be blogging about my #30DaysWild month and would really like to hear what other people do for their random acts of wildness!