Do 'one wild thing a day' with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Do 'one wild thing a day' with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Published by George Sharpe at 3:34pm 29th May 2020.

Dorset Wildlife Trust are bringing back their 30 Days Wild Challenge. 

It's their biggest challenge of the year and asks you to do one 'wild' activity each day for the 30 days of June.

Over 10 million 'random acts of wildness' were carried out by 400,000 people last year. 

It's an important time to enjoy wildlife, as we can take advantage of the nature surrounding us in our gardens or near our homes.

Planting in the garden

Dorset Wildlife Trusts Marketing Manager, Sally Welburn says: 

"DWT's Marketing Manager, Sally Welbourn, said "We're so pleased to see the return of 30 Days Wild.  It fits perfectly with our Dorset Wildlife Window campaign, which, since March, has been encouraging people to share photos and videos of the wildlife they are seeing in their gardens, on their balconies or out of their windows.

"It is comforting to see wildlife is carrying on as normal, even if we can't.

"30 Days Wild is for everyone - wherever you live, whatever your age! There are plenty of support materials in your online pack, with ideas for crafting with nature, going plastic-free for a day, or how to help bees and butterflies in your garden."

People taking part previously said they felt happier, healthier and more connected to nature afterwards

The Wildlife Trusts' health ambassador and TV doctor is Dr Amir Khan, he says:

"Being outdoors and enjoying nature is fantastic. Not only to see what's going on around us, but also for our physical and mental health.

"A lot of research has shown that spending even a short amount of time embracing nature can have a positive effect on our health.

"Why not join us and do something wild every day this June?"

If you sign up for the challenge you can download a logbook to record your activities, along with an online pack to do at home, ready to start on Monday 1st June.

You can sign up for 30 Days Wild on their website.