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The Wildlife Trusts host the first ever Big Wild Weekend!

Monday 11th June 2018

Chalk fragrant orchids at Aston Clinton Ragpits nature reserve. Credit Andy Fairbairn

Experience the magic of sitting in your own bird’s nest, take an exhilarating all-night moonlit ramble, hunt for glow worms, build dens or join a seashore safari! Wildlife Trusts across the UK are offering hundreds of nature-tastic events during the first ever Big Wild Weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June.

The weekend marks the middle of 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge, encouraging people to do a Random Act of Wildness every day in June.

Find your local Big Wild Weekend events including wild flower walk at Warburg Nature Reserve the annual orchid count at Aston Clinton Ragpits and discover Amazing Moths at College Lake.

See all the Big Wild Weekend events across the country.

If you’re in Derbyshire, try sitting in a bird’s nest with HandMade Theatre and learn about native birds. Take up open air yoga and dance; enjoy music, campfires, and toasted marshmallows in a wild setting.

Mendip-dwellers can join a dusk-to-dawn expedition looking for owls, glow worms, nightjars and stars with nature and astronomy expert, Chris Sperring.

Elsewhere, create art from marine litter or try your hand at worm charming! There’s even pond dipping for grown-ups – why should children have all the fun!

Lucy McRobert, Communications Manager at The Wildlife Trusts says: “Big Wild Weekend is a chance to relax, press the pause button on busy lives and have fun in some of the most beautiful wild places in the UK. There’s a wildlife experience for everyone, from badger watching to open air yoga.”