The Wildlife Trust are running the 30 Days of Wild Challenge again this year. Through the month of June we are encouraged to do something wild every day. This is a great way to draw our attention to reconnecting with wild nature and feel happier, healthier and enlivened as a result.
We are, in essence, wild creatures, and we ignore this part of ourselves at our peril. Just taking a little time out of each day to sit, walk, observe, touch, taste this amazing wild world of ours is just the antidote for the stresses of modern living.
Some ideas listed on the website to commit random acts of wildness:
- Feel the wild landscapes through the soles of your feet – sand, grass, pebbles, water
- Wear daisies & dandelions to jazz up any outfit – in your hair or round your wrist
- Switch off all gadgets for a day: no phones, tablets or computers. Tune in to nature
- Taste sweet wild elderflowers in cordial, soda water or sparkling wine
- Encourage wild at work with bird feeders, a herb box or outdoor meetings
Many of us already have a close relationship with the natural world, I know there’s rarely a day I don’t go for a walk or spend a few minutes in the garden, but this is a wonderful way to make a more focused effort and join in with a community of nature lovers.
I hope to post some of my experiences on this blog over the next month, if you’d like to join in just tag your posts #30DaysWild and enjoy making room for nature a regular part of your life.