10 more things you can do as part of 30 Days Wild

10 more things you can do as part of 30 Days Wild


Posted 13th June


If you've been participating in 30 Days Wild and need some inspiration of events to participate in, we have some more suggestions for you...

1 Nap in nature

Cover your eyes, chill out & take a nap in the long grass; let the birds and the bees serenade you to sleep.

2 Search for mini wildness

Lichens growing on walls, forests of moss on the side of trees & flowers flourishing in pavements.

3 Keep an eye out for newborns

Be aware of any young rabbits, graceful cygnets and garden birds feeding flightless fledglings.

4 Track wild creatures

Look out for wild paw prints, owl pellets or even wild poo. You can use this to take photos and identify them later or to even create your own ink trap.

5 Note your sightings

List the species you can see from your window - compete with others to create the best list, or simply keep a wildlife diary for the year.

6 Spot a wild mammal

Mammals can be hard to spot - however, you can have some amazing encounters if you do. From urban squirrels, foxes or deer to country hares, badgers and hedgehogs, there are some amazing sights to see.

7 Hunt woodland beauties

Head to your local woods and enjoy some of Britain's most dramatic and beautiful butterflies in the summer. They will float around the tops of brambles or high up in the treetops.

8 Mix a wild cocktail

Use wild mint, elderflowers or borage to give your summer cocktails a wild twist. Alternatively, use damsons or sloes to flavour your gin in the autumn.

9 Grow borage for bees

Bees love the nectar that comes from borage, and the striking blue, aromatic flowers make an amazing sight. They will attract bees into your garden and you can also freeze the flowers to use in Pimm's.

10 Spice up with wild garlic

Garlic grows in woodlands, has a strong aroma and long flavour-filled leaves. You can add it to a salad or pesto to give yourself a truly summery kick.

Image courtesy of Matthew Roberts





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