More ideas to go wild this June?

May 31, 2017

Every year during the month of June the Wildlife Trusts run a campaign challenging people to make room for nature in their lives every day for 30 days.  They hope that by encouraging busy people to do this over an extended period they will be more likely to continue to care not only for their own local patch but also for the wider environment around them.

South Downs National Park is proud to have signed up to the #30DaysWild initiative and we’re planning a month of activity within the National Park to inspire you to do the same.

Some ideas for you…

  • While you are outside take a moment to just stop to look at the view and really listen to the sounds around you.
  • If you feel inspired let your artistic side take over –
    • create a colour palette,
    • make a wild picture of sticks, leaves and cones,
    • do a bark or leaf rubbing,
    • make shapes with the clouds
    • sit down and make a daisy chain and even
    • paint or sketch the view
  • Go for a trail run
  • Visit a new part of the National Park you’ve not been to before
  • Smell the flowers
  • Visit a meadow – look for orchids
  • Watch the bees and see how many different varieties you can spot
  • Go to a woodland and lift some dead wood – look for minibeasts
  • Have a picnic and take in the view

If you take any interesting photographs while you are out being wild please share them. We’d love to see them!
Keep an eye on our social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for daily suggestions for random acts of wildness. Don’t forget to post your own using the hashtag #30DaysWild.