I can hardly believe it but today is the 1st of June and the first day of the #30dayswild campaign. This campaign was founded by the Wildlife Trusts and aims to get people to try do something wild every day for a month. I have decided that this would be a good thing for me to take part in as it is quite simple and will reinvigorate my love for being outside which has faded slightly (for various reasons which I don’t want to explain) in the last few weeks. I am also worried by the fact that children are becoming disconnected with the natural world, through researching this I have discovered the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4 ‘ campaign and am shocked that I haven’t done some of the things on the list myself, so aim to do some of those things.
I will be tweeting about my #30dayswild experiences at @ryanclarknature and will write a blog post at the end showing all 30 moments of wildness. Some current ideas that I have include:
- Exploring somewhere that I haven’t been before
- Go wild swimming at Kings Cross pond – this is due to be booked soon and will be wonderful! Just look at the pond!
- Lie down in a wild place for half an hour cloud watching
- Spend an hour or so reading a book under a tree
- Go for a barefoot walk
- Climb a tree
- Camp out somewhere wild
- Paddle in a stream
I am looking for more ideas so do contact me if you have any suggestions!