Day 1 of my 30 days wild took place in one of mine and my daughters favourite places, Vulcan Park in Workington. She is two and mad about the outdoors, will happily spend ages looking at pretty flowers or investigating interesting bugs, a particular favourite being spiders, which she calls 'cute'. Throw in a set of swings and a slide and you've got yourself a full afternoon. All this can be found in Vulcan Park. We played on the swings underneath the Scots pine trees, which have been dropping cones for brilliant collecting games, then off for a walk around the wildflower area created by Workington Town Council and Cumbria Wildlife Trust to get Cumbria buzzing with bees, already attracting a lot of our yellow and black friends.
Day 2 was spent cultivating a wild space in our own home. As we just have a yard we've decided to make a planter garden with 2 apple trees, a selection of wildflower pots and a windowsill garden for the little one. It is already popular with wildlife, we have a resident ladybird who we've named Larry living on our lavender plant, a brilliant natural pest control who cleared my greenfly riddled rose bush in a matter of days! It doesn't matter how big your space is or how green fingered you are (I am not!) you can still make that little corner of your world a green space.
Day 3 was a walk to a local baby group which had unfortunately been cancelled but luckily the route is a beautiful one, and one of my personal favourites. The old railway line that runs from Workington Town centre to Distington is a underrated nature walk, very pushchair friendly, popular with dog walkers and cyclists, its lush green trees and various wildflowers means there's always something new to look at, and if you get to the stretch between Harrington and Distington there has been a few sightings of red squirrels!