30 Days Wild is a fun annual nature challenge event run by The Wildlife Trusts that all families all over the UK can enjoy taking part in this June.
30 Days Wild encourages people to sign up to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June, this can be as simple as choosing a colour and looking for it in nature or as energetic as finding a beautiful big tree to give a hug to.
There are two ways you can sign up to 30 Days Wild and both are done via the Wildlife Trust website here. You can either sign up for a paper pack to be sent out to you or opt to download a digital pack.
When you sign up, you'll get a free pack which is designed to help you plan your wild month. This year when you sign up for the paper it includes, an activity passport with little stickers, 30 day wall chart, little sachet of wild flower seeds and paper sponsorship form.
Even if you do sign up for the paper pack to be sent you will get an email to download your digital pack as well.
In the digital pack you can download an activity passport and 30 day wall chart, but there are also some extras such as a nature table sheet, window poster to colour in, wildlife bingo sheet and instructions on how to build your own wildlife camera.
Its inside your activity passport where you mark off your daily activities and it is full of ideas of what you and your family can do each day. There is no specific order you have to complete them in, so you can do which ever fits in with mid-week school days and weekends and you can even come up with your own ideas if you want to as well.
The ideas inside the activity passport this year consist of fun easy things such as following a bumble bee, watch the sunrise or sunset, sketch something from nature and walk on the grass barefoot.
A survey of last year’s participants showed some of the most favourite random acts of wildness in 2020 was listening to birds singing, exercising and eating outdoors, identifying and planting wildflowers, as well as going on a bug hunt.
There are a few planned events during June that you can take part in too, like kickstarting the month by enjoying breakfast outside as part of the #BigWildBreakfast on the 1st June or taking part in the Big Wild Weekend from the 18th to 20th June where you can tune in to listen to the Wild Live on Friday, set up a tent in your garden for the big wild camp out on the Saturday and test your grey cells by taking part in the big wild quiz on Sunday. You can find out all the info you need about the Big Wild Weekend on the Wildlife Trust website
The Wildlife Trust is a movement of 46 charities working together to protect, restore and create new homes for wildlife, so to bring nature back to where we live and work here in the UK.
They have an ambitious goal of protecting and connecting 30% of land and seas for nature by 2030 and this is being made easier with the support of their 850,000 members and 38,000 volunteers.
It is completely free for your family to sign up and take part in the 30 Days Wild challenge, however if you do feel that you could do a little more you can always fill out a sponsorship form and get your friends and family to sponsor you to complete the 30 day nature challenge.
You can make a donation or send your sponsorship money via the Wildlife Trust website where all your money will go towards their hard work to help our local wildlife or you could even become a member, signing up to your very own local trust area where membership prices range from £30 annually for individuals up to £48 annually for families.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have a busy Facebook page where you will see loads of ideas over the month of June and don’t forget if your sharing what you been up to each day on your social pages use the hashtag #30DaysWild and make the post public so we can all enjoy each other’s Random Acts of Wildness and get inspiration and top tips.