June is rolling round again so it’s time for the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild project. We sort of joined in last year but I wasn’t very organised and mostly the kids just stuck their stickers on their bedroom walls and we went for a walk or two.
This year I have A Plan.
I remembered to sign up for our pack in plenty of time and our poster chart is up in the front room ready for us to fill in as we go along.
The plan? I have come up with a list of 30 Random Acts Of Wildness for us to do and between us we’re going to do one a day for the whole of June. We might not all do them all but one of us will get one of them done daily at least.
Hopefully it will get us outside, talking to people, and generally being a bit more aware of the Wild that surrounds us every day.
I’m going to share my list but it’s not in any particular order – we will fit them in as the routine of life allows!
- Eat something that’s grown in our garden. (Something edible, not just something random!!)
- Plant seeds or flowers in our garden.
- Go on a bug hunt and see what we can find.
- Spend some time birdwatching in the garden and listening to the birdsong.
- Make a feast for the birds – fat balls/fruit/mealworms etc.
- Visit our local nature reserve.
- Take a walk in the woods.
- Make fox shaped biscuits and share them with our friends.
- Go on a litter pick (and see if we can get some friends to join in)
- Have a picnic.
- Watch a wildlife web cam to see if we can spot a creature we don’t see near home.
- Draw pictures of something we have seen on our wild adventures.
- Walk barefoot on the grass.
- Make daisy chains.
- Make a piece of nature art.
- Wear flowers in our hair.
- Make a rainbow out of things we find outside.
- Climb a hill.
- Read a book about bugs.
- Write a blog post about something wild.
- Watch the clouds (and look up what the different ones are called).
- Go out in the rain. (It’s got to rain at least once in June, right?!)
- Hug a tree.
- Read a story about a native creature. (Beatrix Potter, here we come!)
- Make bark rubbings.
- Investigate a pond.
- Make little cards with wildflower seeds in for all our neighbours.
- Watch the sun set.
- Follow a bumble bee around the garden to see which flowers it likes.
- Visit a bird hide.
It’s not too late to order yourself a pack, or even a pack for your school or club – just follow this link to sign up – it’s completely free and comes with a few more ideas of things you can do.
I’m quite excited to try and do all 30 days this year, even if it’s just two minutes out of the day where we slow down and really take a look at the world around us. You never know, maybe it will turn into a proper habit and we will keep it up all year round. I don’t think that would be a bad thing at all.