30 Days Wild 2018:

Going Wild For June

30 Days Wild

It’s June which means it’s time for #30DaysWild again. I’ll be honest, after taking part in it last year we have pretty much carried on with our wild observations and moments throughout the past 12 months. We’ve seen so many different types of weather during the year too, with more than one period of deep snow in Warwickshire, incredible lightning storms, intense rain and long sunny days. We’ve taken advantage of the beautiful world around us to go on long walks with our boys, explore woodland, stop and listen to all the sounds of nature and we’ve even been camping a couple of times which has been great fun.

Boy in snow

Camping trip
For those of you wondering what on earth I’m on about, 30 Days Wild is an initiative run by The Wildlife Trusts to get people to do one wild thing every day. These can range from gazing at the night sky, to planting seeds to creating something out of recycled household objects. There are incredible examples of things that people do during this month and beyond to focus on the natural world and our part in protecting it.

I’ve listed a few ideas below if you want to take part and, if you do, don’t forget to sign up to The Wildlife Trusts page. You can download a pack from their website which will give you lots of ideas for June and beyond. You can also download their free app which gives daily prompts for random acts of wildness.


Here are a few of the things that we are up to though (and you can take a peek at all of the things that we did last year here):

1. Woodland walks (these are a favourite pastime in our family!)

2. Growing seeds

3. Harvesting home grown fruit

4. Keeping our birds (and, let’s be honest, squirrels) topped up with seed, water and fat balls

5. Planting a tree (hopefully!)

6. Star spotting one evening (and hoping to see some planets too!)

7. Watching a wild webcam

8. Going pond life spotting

9. Having a picnic

10. Going to a bird hide

And finally, 11, each one of us will take a photo of something outdoors that inspires us.

I will be sharing our adventures and photographs at the beginning of July, so be sure to check back then to see what we’ve been up to during the month. If you like, you can subscribe to my site to be alerted of new posts as they’re being published 😉 the link is on the side bar to the right.

For now though, enjoy being wild this month!

30 Days Wild with Cup of Toast

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5th June 2018

24 comments

This sounds amazing, I look forward to seeing more. I love nature and if I haven’t spent time with it at least every other day I can get claustrophobic with life. Have fun xx

Thank you! Yes, I’m happiest outside 🙂 xx

We have definitely been doing more of this now the sun has come out. Both Charlotte and I have become a lot more interested in what is growing in our garden and what the bees like and don’t like. I even met a hedgehog last night whilst putting my bins out! Great post and thanks for some more ideas!
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How lovely! I haven’t seen a hedgehog for ages! It’s a great time of year to get out and closer to nature x

What a brilliant addition to the day! We definitely need to adopt this into our family since my husband and I are huge homebodies and our daughter loves being outside. Time to reconnect! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Thank you! And you are so welcome, have fun xx

that sounds like a good idea, especially since I am still learning how to master Instagram which I currently dubbed instahate! LOL I think I’m going to join in on this. #Blogstravaganza.

Haha, I didn’t use to be a fan of Instagram either although I really like it now. You can join in on any social media though 😉 x

This is a good idea! Definitely picnic especially with the nice weather lately. #blogstravaganza

I know, hasn’t it been beautiful!

30 Days Wild is so much fun isn’t it? A great way to get kids to connect with nature! #blogstravaganza

It really is! It inspired us to do more when it finished last year too xx

Ooo I didn’t know there was an app. I’d forgotten about 30 days wild and L was supposed to doing it for nursery. Thankfully we’re pretty wild anyway so I’d done a lot without even realising. But I really like some of the prompts that are a bit different. #blogstravaganza

The app is good for that. Today’s prompt was to find different uses for a stick!

We are taking part in this too. Its great to get the kids involved in nature and to get outdoors #Blogstravaganza.

It’s a lovely thing to do isn’t it?

We did 30 days wild previously. It’s great fun isn’t it? Life can be so rushed that it’s good to slow down occasionally and really appreciate what’s around us. #Blogstravaganza

I completely agree. It’s a lovely reason to slow down and remind ourselves of what’s really important.

I love this initiative, sounds like so much fun and benefits the whole family. Love it! #Blogstravaganza

It’s a brilliant way to focus on nature and connect more with the natural environment.

I love the idea of 30 days wild! On the subject of star spotting, there’s an app called Sky Safari which is fab and well worth a download! Thanks for being a fabulous #Blogstravaganza host, as ever! Xx

Oh fab! I don’t have that one. I’ll check it out, thanks for the tip 😉 xx

We joined in with this last year, it’s such a great idea! #Blogstravaganza

It is, and great fun too. My boys loved continuing it over the rest of the year too and noticing the changes through the seasons.

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