55,500 people – and rising – sign up to go wild in June

Naturalists, TV presenters and authors are backing The Wildlife Trusts’ national nature challenge to do something ‘wild’ every day during June.

They include TV presenters Gillian Burke, Kate Humble and Nick Baker who have all put their weight behind the campaign to reconnect people with wildlife in a fun and inspirational way.

So far 55,500 people, schools and workplaces have signed up to 30 Days Wild which starts on Friday June 1. Sign-ups are rising, and the Wildlife Trusts hope to beat last year when an estimated 250,000 took part.

Gillian Burke, TV presenter, biologist and Springwatch presenter, says: “Try 30 Random Acts of Wildness in 30 Days!  I’d love people to connect with the wildlife around them – I think lots of people don’t know how to do it… this is the perfect way to start and discover how you can make a difference. Where will your wild adventure take you? I might dance in a downpour!”

Kate Humble, TV presenter, wildlife, nature and science programmes says: “I have got a challenge, I want you – throughout the month of June – to go outside every day! That’s 30 whole days going outside. Why wouldn’t you? Just go wild in June!”   

Nick Baker, naturalist and television presenter says: “Ever since I was a small boy I’ve been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world. It’s so important for us all to have regular contact with nature – I know it makes me feel happier and healthier. Taking the 30 Days Wild challenge is a brilliant way to reconnect with your own wild side so why not get out and go wild this June?”

Children look for rockpool creatures on the beach

Children look for rockpool creatures on the beach
© Matthew Roberts

Sign-up to 30 Days Wild today and you’ll get a free pack with a booklet of inspirational ideas for Random Acts of Wildness, a recipe for wild strawberry and thyme ice cream, wildflower seeded paper to sow, a wall chart to record your activities and wild stickers.

There are special packs for schools with outdoor lesson plans and giant Random Acts of Wildness cards. Workplaces can join in too, with tailored download packs to bring the ‘wild’ to work.