Throughout June we took part in The Wildlife Trust’s #30wilddays initiative. The idea being that you do one ‘random act of wildness’ each day for the whole month. It wasn’t until I started writing down this list that I realised how many things we did. Nothing complicated, just quick and simple acts that helped us to enjoy nature and explore our surroundings. It’s been such a fun month and it’s really changed my outlook on life. (Yes, really.)
I thought I’d share what we got up to inspire anyone reading who would also like to incorporate a bit more ‘wild’ into their lives. Why wait until next year?!
1. Enjoyed the grass between our toes.
2. Listened to bird song.
3. Planted wild flowers.
4. Downloaded The Great British Bee Count app and logged some bees.
5. Had a mini beast hunt in the garden.
6. Went on a woodland walk.
7. Visited Westonbirt Arboretum.
8. Watched Spring Watch on the BBC.
9. Paddled in a stream.
10. Made a nature collage
11. Collected feathers
12. Went to the beach and played with sand and seaweed as well as paddling in the sea! (Brean)
13. Made a painting using feathers as paintbrushes.
14. Blew dandelions.
15. Went puddle jumping.
16. Photographed a bee (much trickier than I thought it would be!)
17. Climbed a tree.
18. Made daisy chain necklaces.
19. Went to Bristol’s Festival of Nature.
20. Got up, close and personal with an owl.
21. Had a BBQ/ate alfresco.
22. Hugged a tree!
23. Explored things that had fallen from trees.
24. Did a litter pick at the park.
25. Fed the ducks.
26. Drew and painted a picture of a gold finch.
27. Looked at spider webs.
28. Became a member of my local Wildlife Trust.
29. Watched the sunset.
30. Put a bug hotel in the garden.
31. Made a nature dreamcatcher (using sticks and feathers that we found).
32. Stacked stones on the beach.
33. Explored sea caves in Wales.
34. Did nature-inspired yoga poses in the garden.
35. Made a bee drinking station.
36. Looked at Jellyfish that had washed up on the beach. (Saundersfoot, Wales.)
37. Watched a diver bird try to catch lunch! (Saundersfoot, Wales.)
38. Played Pooh Sticks.
39. Watched the clouds.
40. Followed a Bee.
41. Went steam dipping.
42. Went butterfly spotting.
43. Discovered local nature reserves.
44. Climbed on boulders and shouted into the distance.
45. Got to know lots of other ‘wild’ enthusiasts through Instagram and Twitter.
If you took part in #30dayswild, I’d love to hear what you got up to?