30 Days Wild is back for another year! The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge; one random wild act a day, for a whole month, kicking off on the 1st of June. The last five years of 30 Days Wild have really helped demonstrate the benefits of getting closer to nature, for health, wellbeing and for the natural world itself. It’s a challenge with something for everyone, from those of us just dipping our toes into nature for the first time, to those that spend every spare moment immersed in the wildness around them.
We could share lots of stats about how a daily dose of nature makes us happier, or more likely to help wildlife (which you could read here if interested). But we think a better way to showcase the magic of 30 Days Wild is by sharing stories from the people that take part. Here are the experiences of just two of the 380,000 people that went wild last June. Neither Jamie nor Gemma were new to 30 Days Wild, but for them each year’s challenge is as exciting as their first.