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Can you go a little bit wild every day in June?

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Sign up for 30 Days Wild 2017. Photo: Ross Hoddinot/2020 VisionSign up for 30 Days Wild 2017. Photo: Ross Hoddinot/2020 Vision

This June why not swap a trip to the gym with a walk through your local park? Or make your lunch hour a ‘wild hour’, by getting away from your desk and seeing what nature you can find nearby?

How about putting a wild bird feeder in your garden or making a simple home for a hedgehog? These are some ideas for how you can join in 30 Days Wild this June.

Run by The Wildlife Trusts, this month-long nature challenge inspires you, your family, your class or your place of work to go wild for 30 days and bring a bit more nature into your daily lives.

When you sign up, you'll receive a free 30 Days Wild pack with a wallchart, a poster, stickers, loads of great activities, and a packet of wildflower seeds. Sign up at www.mywildlife.org.uk/30dayswild - you’ll also get 101 ideas for Random Acts of Wildness here, including ‘swim in the wild’ and ‘go slow with a snail’! 

Don’t forget to share the fun of #30DaysWild on Twitter @30DaysWild, Instagram and Facebook. There’s a competition too, with prizes for the best bloggers who chart their 30 Days Wild adventures!

 

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is launching 30 Days Wild with a family event at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith on Saturday 3 June, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Jody Ferguson, Events officer at Eycott Hill says: “Our Family Wildlife Extravaganza is open to everyone. It’s a celebration of how we can all bring a bit more nature into our daily lives – we’ll have lots of free activities and you’ll come away with loads of simple ideas for Random Acts of Wildness that you can do this June.” Thanks to National Lottery Players, the event is free of charge, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the day!

Other outdoor events being run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust in June include guided walks looking for wildflowers, butterflies or sea birds, family rock pool rambles on the coast, whale and dolphin watches, and work parties at our nature reserves. For more details see our What's On guide.

This is the third year that The Wildlife Trusts have run this national campaign to encourage people to love nature and deepen their relationship with wildlife. In 2016 nearly 30,000 people and organisations signed up to take part including over 2,000 schools. Between them, they carried out over 1.8 million Random Acts of Wildness, exploring, learning about, and acting for wildlife near them.  

Go to the 30 Days Wild app for digital delivery of ideas and Random Acts of Wildness. 

Please note 30 Days Wild Packs are free but subject to availability.