10 things you can do as part of 30 Days Wild

10 things you can do as part of 30 Days Wild


Posted 11th Jun 2018


30 Days Wild is an initiative by The Wildlife Trusts that encourages the public to do something involving wildlife every day throughout June

Have you been participating in this so far? If you're running out of potential ideas, we look at some of the top 10 suggestions that you can try between now and the end of the month.

1 Follow a bumblebee

You'll need to keep your eyes and ears peeled if you're going to follow them on their journey from flower to flower.

2 Cook in the sunshine

Use a barbecue to cook up your dinner meal or to create a makeshift kitchen outside: prepare salad or chop vegetables in the sunshine.

3 Find the sting of nettle soup

You can easily make a tasty soup using fresh vegetables, stock and some carefully handpicked wild nettles.

4 Paddle in rockpools

You can explore a mini sea in search of crabs, fish, shells and starfish. Be gentle with every creature and remember to put everything back where you found it.

5 Admire the setting sun

Those long summer evenings are ideal for soaking up nature. Find a view to the west and you can watch the sky as it turns crimson, pink and golden.

6 Sketch a wild landscape

Why not take a sketch pad outside with you and use nature as your muse?

7 Plant a mini nature reserve

All you need is a plant pot, compost, a little pot of water and a piece of decaying wood. You can then create your very own potted nature reserve.

8 Save a wild life

If you find you have a house guest inside (be it a scary spider, buzzing fly or even a mouse), catch it and release it outside - do not kill it!

9 Let it grow wild

Mark out a metre of your lawn, and don't mow it - instead, watch it grow! You can even create a sign to let nosey neighbours know what you're doing.

10 Get crafty in the sunshine

Crochet, sew or colour outside: let mindfulness become wildfulness!

Photos courtesy of Matthew Roberts





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