30 Days Wild
The Wildlife Trusts are asking people to spend 30 Days Wild in June. Dawn Colley, Education Officer with Manx Wildlife Trust, explains how to get involved - and what's happening locally:
It’s back, the UK’s biggest nature challenge – 30 Days Wild! Manx Wildlife Trust is inviting people to join in with the challenge.
What is the challenge? 30 Days Wild participants are provided with ideas, wall charts and activity sheets that give everyone easy ways of doing a ‘random act of wildness’ every day for 30 days during June. Popular activities include listening to birdsong, taking wildlife photographs and star-gazing.
It all kicks off with a Big Wild Breakfast challenge on Tuesday 1st June. People can download a free breakfast placemat, designed as a wildlife spotting guide, and record the nature they see in 30 minutes outdoors over cereal, toast or tea. The staff at Manx Wildlife Trust are planning to have a picnic breakfast on the beautiful Peel Hill.
Not only are the activities fun but as a bonus, surveys show that taking part in 30 Days Wild not only significantly increases people’s wellbeing and heightened sense of nature – but that these positive increases are sustained beyond the life of the challenge – months after it is over.
So why not register to take part in 30 Days Wild and get a FREE:
• Big Wild Breakfast nature ‘bingo’ placemat to download
• Bundle of educational and fun resources
• Top technical tips from wildlife webcam experts
• Details on how to record your breakfast bio-blitz nature spots
• Wildlife guides, how-to guides, a fun quiz event and much more.
Sign up for 30 Days Wild and get FREE activities at wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild.
There is a pack of wild ideas with options for individuals, schools, care homes and businesses to take part too. Thousands of people also share inspiration via 30 Days Wild Facebook and Twitter.
Manx Wildlife Trust believes that people need nature and it needs us, we are here to make the world wilder and to make nature part of everyone’s lives.
The charity works within its local community to inspire people to create a wilder future – from advising landowners on how to manage their land to benefit wildlife, to connecting thousands of school children with nature every year.
Why not become a member and support our work on an annual basis, or join us on one of our many events? Look at our Facebook page or website for details.