Are you ready for 30 Days Wild?

Sign up opens today to take part and join in with the biggest and best annual celebration of local wildlife!

30 Days Wild is back for its 6th year – it’s The Wildlife Trust’s record-breaking challenge to ‘go wild’ and carry out random acts of wildness every day throughout June. Last year over 400,000 people took part across the UK and between us, we carried out a record whopping 10 million actions for wildlife. We took part in our homes, at work, in school and even residential care homes.

Follow this link to sign up  - here you’ll find all the online resources and ideas to inspire and help you take part – they are packed with opportunities and ideas for enjoying, celebrating or noticing nature throughout June – and beyond! Popular activities include a hunt for minibeasts in your garden, identify a new bird song or wild flower, create some nature inspired art or set your alarm to tune in to the dawn chorus.

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You can take part at home – alone or with your household or during exercise in your neighbourhood. There are activities too for the schools open for key workers and even things to inspire you during your commute if you’re out there carrying out essential work – special thanks to those of you on the frontline, we hope we can bring you some nature-inspired joy in your day too!

This year’s campaign is 100 per cent digital – in previous years we’ve been able to send out special free packs by post too – but when you sign up this year, you’ll be able to download colourful resources to print off or draw inspiration from and start planning your wild month. We will also email you some brand new activities throughout June to help you stay wild, including

  • Fun wildlife-themed baking recipes
  • A beginner’s guide to wildlife photography
  • Top tips for campaigning for nature
  • Wild fitness ideas
  • How to present your own wild video blog.

 

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This year, it’s going to feel a little different but the chance to enjoy and feel the benefit from our natural world has never been so important. There are many ways that nature can provide a solace and distraction while we are confined to our homes, gardens and local exercise to help us feel a little better about our wider world.

There’s also growing evidence that shows taking part in the challenge is good for our mental health. Studies by University of Derby over the last few years have discovered that people who did something ‘wild’ each day for a month, felt happier, healthier and more connected to nature, with added benefits for the natural world too. Unsurprisingly, we are more likely to care for wildlife after taking part.

Dr Amir Khan from Channel 5’s GP’s behind closed doors is a supporter of the campaign and added

“A lot of research has shown that spending - even a short amount of time - embracing nature, can have a positive effect on our health. With 30 Days Wild from the Wildlife Trusts you can incorporate some simple nature-based activities into your daily life and feel the benefit. These activities can lower blood pressure, take our minds away from our day-to-day concerns and help us relax, as well as providing simple ways to help wildlife - why not join us and do something wild everyday this June?

Follow @derbyswildlife and @wildlifetrusts @DrAmirKhanGP and others on Twitter and across social channels via #30daysWild this June and share your wild activities too – we can’t wait to see what you get up to!