June is the time to be wild…
The Wildlife Trust are running an awesome challenge for the whole of June, known as 30 Days Wild. The idea is to do something wild everyday for a month. It’s about making room for nature no matter where you are or how busy your life is! Nature is so important for us so we should try to make it part of our everyday lives as it makes us happier, healthier and more creative. Besides, who doesn’t love an adventure? I feel everything I do in the outdoors is a mini adventure of some kind. I feel like being in nature can always restore me to my default, reawaken my senses, let’s the stress fade away and makes me truly happy.
Even so at times it can feel like I do not spend as much time in the wild as I would like to. I spend my days fighting to protect the environment without always stopping to enjoy it. So I will be taking part in this challenge. And I will post all my adventures here on this blog, so watch this space!
You can join in the challenge too by signing up here. You will receive a downloadable booklet filled with Random Acts of Wildness (I love the name!) and a wall chart where you can track your progress and plan your acts. There’s also a Facebook group you can join and a hashtag, so we can all take on this challenge together. I’m so excited.
Here’s a few ideas I’ve come up with to get you inspired:
- Lie in a meadow filled with long grass, even if it’s wet!
- Go cloud watching, what shapes can you see? Can you make them into a story?
- Follow an ant trail
- Find some odd shaped leaves
- Try out geocaching (one of my favourite things to do)
- Go and enjoy a wild place such as a wood with only yourself and a pet (whether that be a walking a dog or on a horse), see what they see
- Visit one of your favourite outdoors places with a notebook and write about all the natural things you see, list them or get your creative writing skills flowing
- Draw a tree, absorb every detail, doesn’t matter if you don’t like the outcome!
- Find feathers from as many different bird species as you can
- Learn all about a native species that you know very little about
- Feed the ducks with a healthy food (bread is bad for them). Though I tried grapes from this list and they were not at all interested, grains or birdseed is best.