30 Days Wild to 365 Days Wild
Tuesday 19th July 2016
Following the incredible success of The Wildlife Trusts’ ’30 Days Wild’ campaign, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is now actively encouraging people to get outside and embrace nature all year round. Inspired by how many people enjoyed 30 Days Wild in June, DWT wants everyone to incorporate wildlife into their everyday lives and do something wild once a day, every day.
It is a sad fact the pressures of modern living tend to disconnect us from wildlife. It's now easier than ever to spend time sat indoors and not enough time outside enjoying the fresh air. In an article written for the ‘Natural World’ magazine, Dr William Bird MBE comments: “We are not designed to sit for long periods indoors looking at a screen… we are designed to look at nature, and we are designed to be in touch with nature.” There is now solid evidence to suggest that our separation from nature in recent years has caused an increase in chronic diseases such as depression, diabetes and obesity.
DWT is encouraging everyone to back their 'Stay Wild' campaign...
There is good news though. Getting back to our ‘wild’ roots has been proven to be good medicine for our sedentary lifestyles. With this in mind, DWT wants everyone to get behind their ‘Stay Wild’ campaign in order to help people reconnect with nature and live happier, more fulfilling lives.
30 Days Wild has already proved popular...
The Wildlife Trusts’ ’30 Days Wild’ proved immensely popular across the country and Dorset was no exception. Locally, people walked around their local meadows and woods with those brave few taking their shoes and socks off to experience the feel of grass between their toes. Some went cloud watching whilst others went camping. Many visited DWT’s nature reserves, including the Chesil Centre and Lorton Meadows, on hunts to find and photograph the rare species that live there. Elsewhere, some people found they didn’t have to go far to be wild. Many decided to investigate their own back gardens, feeding the birds and looking for frogs in the pond.
Ten ideas to stay wild all year round
In June, people across Dorset proved it’s easy to ‘Stay Wild’ and have fun doing it! So why not stay wild all year? There are still plenty more ideas to keep you in touch with nature. Below are our top ten.
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