I always like seeing the first Tweets from The Wildlife Trusts saying 30 Days Wild will be coming round again. This will be the third year that I have taken part and each year I see the greater benefit of getting out into nature. I found the first year the most challenging, fitting in something wild every day didn’t go quite to plan and I did miss a few days but I still gained from the days I did. Last year I was more prepared, I knew when I would be busy with work and planned easier tasks for those days like finding a creepy crawly!
I’ve found spending 30 days taking a closer look at what’s around you, makes you pay more attention for the rest of the year, noticing far more than previous. As research has shown getting out into nature helps both body and mind. I do find that getting out in nature is a great stress reliever, if I don’t get out enough I notice the effects, a simple hour out at the local park or on my patch does the trick. I am really looking forward to June and having a great reason to get out everyday 🙂
This year I have a few days planned already; visit a minimum of 3 different Nature Reserves, visit a new birding site, a litter pick up (June 11th is 2 minute beach clean / litter pick up day) and complete a Great British Bee count. I like that some days don’t need to be planned, nature naturally comes your way, like finding a ladybird on the window sill or Swifts screeching past the window. What will you be doing for 30 Days Wild?