Posted 8th Jun 2018 by Peter Byrne
The Wildlife Trusts are offering the public the chance to experience the magic of sitting in your own bird's nest, to take an exhilarating all-night moonlit ramble, hunt for glow worms, build dens or join a seashore safari, as part of their first ever Big Wild Weekend
Wildlife Trusts across the UK will be offering two hundred nature-tastic events during what will be the first ever Big Wild Weekend, running between June 16th -17th 2018.
The weekend will mark the middle of 30 Days Wild, which dares people to do something wild every day throughout June.
For instance, in Derbyshire, you'll get the chance to sit in a bird's nest with HandMade Theatre and enrol in a hatchling college to learn about native birds.
Other options include connecting with nature through open air yoga and dance, enjoying music, camp fires and toasted marshmallows.
Mendip-dwellers are able to join a dusk-to-dawn expedition looking for owls, glow worms, nightjars and stars, with nature and astronomy expert Chris Sperring.
Elsewhere, you an create art from marine litter or try worm charming. There will even be pond dipping for grown-ups (why should children get to have all the fun), or hedgehog discovery for everyone.
Lucy McRobert leads 30 Days Wild for The Wildlife Trusts. She said: "Big Wild Weekend is a chance to relax, press the pause button on busy lives and have fun in some of the most beautiful wild places in the UK. There’s a wildlife experience for everyone, from badger watching to open air yoga. Find out what’s on in your local area!"
You can find out more here: www.wildlifetrusts.org/big-wild-weekend
Image courtesy of Nick Upton