I’m sure that some of my readers are already well aware of The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign that ran throughout the 30 days of June last year; maybe you blogged for it also? The campaign was actually the catalyst for me starting my Trails&Tails blog and you can read all about my daily activities from last June in the archives here. Particular highlights for me were; foraging for wild garlic and elderflower (back on the agenda for this weekend too!); Mum’s hedgehogs; bat watching on campus; my first solo-led bee-themed Wildlife Watch session; Wildlife Trust courses such as Introduction to Wildflowers and Introduction to Bees; practical conservation days; environmental education school visits; growing my own fruit and veg and introducing my new neighbours to the garden; finding my crow (which is now a beautiful skeleton and needs assembling!); keeping peacock caterpillars; and of course Walter the pigeon.
The theory goes that a period of 30 days is enough time to form (or change) a habit meaning that if you were to get outside and appreciate nature every day for 30 days, you would be more likely to continue after the 30 days had finished (I looked into this a bit more and you can read what I found out in the comments below if you’re interested). The campaign really gained momentum last year and in 2016 I imagine that it will be even bigger and better. Look out for special events going on in your area and with your local trust and be sure to check their website for plenty of ideas on how to take part in 30 Days Wild. The dedicated 30 Days Wild blogging team is made up of a great mix of people of all ages and all interests; you can read about the activities of my fellow blogger’s here. Don’t forget to use #30DaysWild on social media to share your fun and see what everyone else is doing!
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