30 Days Wild

Friday 13th May 2016

How wild will you get this Summer? The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country challenges you to do something wild every day this June!

Everyone needs a little wildness in their lives, and there are no shortage of inspiring places tucked away across Birmingham and the Black Country. Here are some ideas to get you exploring and enjoying urban nature no matter where you live.

The everyday wild

It's all about finding nature close to you and fitting it into your everyday life. Spending just a few moments in nature on a regular basis can transform your mood and lower stress levels.
• Take the time to find and smell a wildflower in your garden or local park
• Leave the gym behind and go for a run taking in your local woods
• Meet a friend or have lunch outside in a wild space

Take action for wildlife
Making a stand for wildlife can start small and begin on your doorstep.
• Let a patch of your lawn grow wild and see what insects come to visit
• Build a hedgehog highway by cutting a hole in your garden fence
• Write to your MP about a wildlife issue that concerns you

Unleash your inner wild child
Inspire yourself and the kids in your family by taking them to a wild space in your city - somewhere they can imagine, play and discover.
• Follow a bumblebee on its travels, you’ll need sharp eyes and ears to keep up
• Lose the shoes and feel the ground under your feet, it’s good for the sole
• Go for an expedition down your local river and see where it takes you

Can you commit 30 random acts of wildness in 30 days? Sign up here and we’ll send you a pack full of ideas, encouragement and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June to help you make nature part of your life.