It’s easy to lose touch with nature, so it’s time to reconnect
Unless you actually work outdoors, it can be a struggle to connect with nature on a regular basis, or even think about it very often.
Even when you take a trip to the country park at Wandlebury or Milton, meander through Grantchester Meadows, visit Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole Hall or Audley End for a pleasant stroll, how often do you stop and look, really look and think about where you are and what you are actually seeing?
30 Days Wild aims to redress the balance a little and allow our minds to wander and be inspired by what’s around us. Devised by the Wildlife Trust, 30 Days Wild suggests daily activities and actions for the whole of June, to create a month-long nature challenge. This year 30 Days Wild takes Random Acts of Wildness as the theme, and for anyone registering for 30 Days Wild in advance, there are posters, leaflets, wall charts and stickers which will aid your inspiration. Actions and activities can be for a second, a minute or an hour a day, and packs will bring encouragement and ideas for Random Acts of Wildness.
It’s well known that the great outdoors can lower stress and anxiety levels, boost motivation, improve moods and increase our interactions. So why not get involved and reap the benefits this June?
Ideas for inspiration
• Follow a bee and see where it goes
• Feel the grass between your toes
• Plant native wildflowers in your garden
• Use an app to identify bird calls
• Have a work meeting outside
• Get a worm’s-eye view – lie on the grass
• Listen to the wildlife around you
• Have a brew outdoors
• Share a wildlife fact with a friend
• Get up for the dawn chorus