Get Wild in June

Thursday 21st May 2015

Blowing a dandelion (c) Wendy CarterBlowing a dandelion (c) Wendy Carter

This June, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is asking everyone do something wild every day for a month.

30 Days WildThe challenge is simple and designed to delight: make room for nature - no matter where you are or how busy your life. Make June the month when you do something wild every day – and let us motivate you!

Everyone who signs up to The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild - the UK’s first ever month-long nature challenge - will receive a pack full of encouragement, ideas and ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. They will also receive a funky wallchart to track progress, a wild badge and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June straight to their inbox to help everyone make nature part of their lives.

Wendy Carter, Communications Manager for the Trust, explained “This is a perfect excuse to spend a little time every day discovering a bit more about nature and the great outdoors.

“You could climb the Worcestershire Beacon, take a wild photo, follow a bumblebee to see where it goes or just relax in your garden listening to the sounds of nature.

“We’ll be tweeting and posting ideas on our Facebook page throughout June to keep you inspired but why not sign up for a 30 Days Wild pack, which will include weekly emails to keep you motivated.

“Join us for 30 Days Wild and find your wild life!”

Detect, discover, inhale...get wild

Looking for wildlife (c) Tom MarshallThe 30 Days Wild sign-up page is www.wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild. Detect, discover, dig; invite, inhale, immerse; shout, scatter and sweep… with 101 fun and intriguing ideas to get you started. It’s all about making time for nature in your life - and it’s free.

Wendy added “We know that a generation of children are growing up disconnected from nature – only 1 in 10 children ever play in wild places.

“This is a problem that affects adults too. It can be difficult to create the right moment or to find time for nature in busy lives. We’re here to inspire people – whatever your age, wherever you live, we want everyone to feel they can take part.”

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is asking people to invent their own ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ or use their list for inspiration – these acts are everyday ways to connect with nature or help wildlife and could be as simple as:

• Inhale: take a few seconds out to smell a wildflower
• Record: put wild sounds onto your phone and make them your ringtone – you’ll be transported back to the wild every time you get a call
• Encounter: share a close encounter with a favourite species – take a friend along to a Wildlife Trust event
• Create: make a wild work of art outdoors and leave it for others to enjoy

Share progress and ideas using #30DaysWild or join the 30 Days Wild Facebook group. People who sign up can also take a wildness quiz, developed with the University of Derby to measure people’s connection to nature, happiness and their pro-nature behaviour before and after the month.

There are a series of Trust events taking place throughout June that people can get involved with, culminating with a 30 Days Wild Celebration on 30th June between 4.30pm and 7.30pm at Lower Smite Farm, between Droitwich Spa and Worcester.

To sign up for a 30 Days Wild pack and weekly emails, visit www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild
 

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