Little thing gone wild

Published May 30, 2022

Cartoon of a hedgehog on a skateboard

In coming up with plans for my various 30 day challenges this year, I stumbled across the 30 Days Wild initiative - an annual challenge from the Wildlife Trusts that encourages people, particularly kids, to get outside in nature and do wild things every day. It can be a fundraising thing, or just a participatory thing and it’s such a great idea. From 1-30 June, take part in the UK’s biggest nature challenge!

All you have to do is sign up and they’ll send a pack full of ideas and activities - you can do whatever you want for the 30 days, but they do offer up 30 good suggestions as well, such as getting some exercise outdoors, appreciating a tree, painting something in nature, and considering your carbon footprint.

Browsing through these pages also introduced me to what else the Wildlife Trusts get up to and there’s some really interesting pages on the site about improving roadways to work with instead of against nature, and, of course, how spending time in nature can be so good for your mental health.

If you’re looking for a bit of structure for the next 30 days, or just want some inspiration to get outside a bit more, check out the 30 Days Wild pack and associated hashtags. The hedgehogs will thank you!

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