The TV star is calling on people across the three counties to get involved and enjoy the benefits of daily contact with nature next month. To take part you just have to do one wild thing every day in June - whether that’s going on a wild bike ride, planting flowers or taking a nature photograph.
This year, the challenge kicks off with a nationwide outdoor event on Tuesday 1st June: a Big Wild Breakfast. People can download a free breakfast placemat, designed as a wildlife spotting guide, and record the nature they see in 30 minutes outdoors over their cereal, toast and tea.
Steve Backshall, naturalist, explorer and BBOWT’s President said:
“30 Days Wild from The Wildlife Trusts is the perfect reminder to get outdoors every day and have fun! You can be a backyard explorer, or a neighbourhood naturalist, and take action for wildlife in your own patch. Or you can simply relax and enjoy your breakfast outdoors!
“As a dad with three young children, my typical breakfast time is a lot messier than it used to be. With the Big Wild Breakfast, I’ll be taking a welcome break from frantic routines and clean-up duty to spend 30 minutes of quality time outdoors with the kids instead.
“Whether it’s fantastic flowers, bright beetles, butterflies, the feel of the wind on their faces, or grass under their feet - they’ll be captivated by the adventure of it, come rain or shine.”