This June The Wildlife Trusts are asking everyone to do something wild every day for 30 days and we have signed up to take part. I am passionate about this campaign, not just because it's my job, but because I'm a mum and believe that all children should have access to nature. I also know that as a family we don't spend as much time outdoors as I'd like and we all need to escape the lure of the screen!
When you sign up to take part, and over 5,000 people already have, you'll get emailed lots of ideas or 'random acts of wildness' throughout the month. Or you can find your local Wildlife Trust and take part in one of their events.
We've been planning our family's random acts of wildness and we're really looking forward to starting on Monday, please join us and share your 30 Days Wild, through blogging or on social media using #30dayswild It's not hard and nature is closer than you think, 93% of people living in England live within six miles of a Wildlife Trust nature reserve!
Here's our 'Bradshaw & Sons' list of what we're planning in June;
- start a nature table
- learn to make a grass whistle
- eat breakfast outdoors and listen to the dawn chorus
- toast marshmallows on a campfire
- make animal silhouettes & a shadow theatre
- pick elderflowers to make champagne
- visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday
- learn to whittle some wood
- sow some pumpkin seeds
- take some wildlife photographs
- lie in long grass and cloud spot
- make a daisy chain
- make rafts to float down the river
- learn to identify star constellations
- make perfume with flower petals
- enjoy hedgerow cocktails
- read a map
- have lunch outside
- follow a path we've never followed before
- go for a walk in the rain
- make midsummer crowns
- go for a wild swim
- eat peas straight from the pod
- look for animal tracks and make casts of the footprints
- climb a tree
- find some treasure - go geocaching
- go stream dipping
- find the great green bush cricket
- go strawberry picking and make jam
- do some wild guerilla art!
p.s. I'm also super excited that one of my photographs (the main image above) has been used across the campaign!