Go wild – daily
DO something wild every day in June and make nature part of your life.
30 Days Wild is a new campaign run by The Wildlife Trusts to encourage more people to explore the natural world on their doorstep, and go a few miles further if you want to.
Wildlife and wild places are closer than you think, so when you sign up at wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild you will receive information about local events and places you can explore in and around Buckinghamshire.
The random acts of wildness are really easy – you can even do them while you’re at work, on the school-run, or chilling out at the weekend. The chances are you’ve never realised how much nature is around you, so make space for it in June.
Go for a stroll troll alongside thee chalk streams s of the River Chess and River Misbourne to watch the newlyhatched mayflies (like the yellow mayay dun pictured) ) dancing throughugh the air during their brief period of flight.
Take your lunch-break outdoors watching the bees bumbling from flower to flower sipping nectar and filling their pollen sacs.
Count how many different birds you see when you’re walking to or from school.
Love a tree – choose a favourite tree and photograph it from different angles every day in June. You may see more creatures living there than you imagined.
Take the family for a country walk and visit one of your local nature reserves, such as Dancersend, to watch the butterflies fluttering in and out of the woodland and across the chalk grassland, now dotted with colourful wild flowers.
30 Days Wild is part of a nationwide My Wild Life campaign to show how being in touch with wildlife makes a big difference to people’s lives.
Making room for nature is incredibly easy to do at home, create nectar-rich areas in your garden to attract bees, moths and other pollinators.
A walk through Chilterns woodland is inspiring, and you will be thrilled by the aerial acrobatics of swallows and house martins swooping across the water at College Lake nature reserve.
What will your random acts of wildness be?
Wendy Tobbit is the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust