Start your day the wild way on Tuesday 1 June with butterflies, bagels, worms, waffles, toads and toast for the UK’s biggest nature challenge – 30 Days Wild. Dorset Wildlife Trust is urging everyone to join the national Big Wild Breakfast, a new outdoor celebration to kickstart the UK’s most popular nature extravaganza.
The 30 Days Wild annual challenge from The Wildlife Trusts has had more than a million participants to date – a record 650,000 people took part in 2020 alone. Every year, people sign up to do a ‘random act of wildness’ every day for 30 days in June. Popular activities include listening to birdsong, taking wildlife photographs and planting seeds.
30 Days Wild is proven to boost your health, happiness and sense of connection to nature. In 2020, a five-year review of 30 Days Wild participants, run in conjunction with the University of Derby, found that people reported they felt happier and healthier after taking part, with positive effects lasting for up to two months afterwards.
Register to take part in 30 Days Wild and get a FREE digital pack containing:
• Big Wild Breakfast nature ‘bingo’ placemat to download
• Educational and fun resources
• Top technical tips from wildlife webcam experts
• Details on how to record your breakfast bio-blitz nature spots
• Wildlife guides, how-to guides, a fun quiz event and much more.
Craig Bennett, chief executive of The Wildlife Trusts, says:
“We’ll be getting outdoors for a Big Wild Breakfast in the garden on 1 June, to kickstart our family’s own 30 Days Wild. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that people need more nature in their lives and much more of it on their own doorstep. At The Wildlife Trusts, we know there’s a huge public appetite for more contact with nature. We want to see neighbourhood nature everywhere for people to enjoy – from wilder community spaces and urban meadows alive with wildflowers and native grasses to healthier hedgerows, hedgehog superhighways and glorious nature-friendly gardens.
“30 Days Wild is an inspirational reminder to explore nature in June, to value what we’ve got, and to demand more action to restore our natural world. We need to give people easier access to the kind of vibrant, life-affirming wildness that they deserve. That’s why The Wildlife Trusts have launched our 30 by 30 appeal – to raise £30m to help protect 30% of land and sea for nature’s recovery by 2030.”
Sign up for a free pack and get ready for a wild month: wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild.