This year the UK’s biggest nature challenge starts on June 1st with a mass outdoor breakfast – with nature lovers getting closer to butterflies, birds, grass and sunshine, while munching on their toast and cereal.
Last year more than 6,000 people across the three counties took part in the national 30 Days Wild challenge and this year Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) hopes even more people across the patch will go wild this summer.
All you have to do to take part is pledge to do one wild thing every day during the month of June – ‘random acts of wildness’ include listening to birdsong, taking wildlife photographs, going on a bug hunt, jumping in puddles or planting seeds. You can choose what to do – as long as it’s wild!
Estelle Bailey, Chief Executive of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust said:
“The past year has shown that we all need a bit of nature in our lives – especially on our own doorsteps. We’re working to ensure there is more nature everywhere – from wilder community spaces and urban verges, to thriving hedgerows, nature-friendly gardens and healthy waterways.
“30 Days Wild is an inspirational reminder to explore nature and to value the amazing wildlife we have in our three counties - so why not get out there and go wild with us this June? Our research has shown that if you get closer to nature every day for a whole month, you really do feel happier and healthier. That’s the science – but 30 Days Wild is also great fun for people of all ages, it’s easy and it’s totally free!”
The Big Wild Breakfast on June 1st is new for 2021 and everyone taking part in the kick-off event is encouraged to see how much wildlife they can spot in 30 minutes – it’s like a big breakfast bio-blitz!