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Wildlife Trust campaign gets off to a ‘wild’ start

Monday 6th June

Wildlife Trust campaign gets off to a ‘wild’ start

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s challenge to people across the county to make time for wildlife in their daily lives through the month of June has got off to a ‘wild’ start.

The Trust, the county’s largest locally based environmental organisation, is promoting 30 Days Wild, a UK-wide challenge devised by The Wildlife Trusts to help people find new ways to experience encounters with the natural world.

Last week Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust welcomed families to the Skylarks Nature Reserve at Holme Pierrepont for a wildlife themed ‘Olympics’ event; Derbyshire Wildlife Trust hosted a special open day at its Woodside Farm and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust invited people to take part in mini ‘bioblitz’ event at Far Ings Nature Reserve.

Throughout June, The Wildlife Trusts (which care for over 240 reserves and have 69,000 members across the East Midlands) is encouraging encourage everyone to do Random Act of Wildness each day – helping them feel happier and healthier as well as closer to wildlife.

Speaking about the challenge, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Vice President – Naturalist and One Show Wildlife Presenter Mike Dilger said: “As someone who tries to practice the '365 Days Wild’ philosophy I’ll certainly be taking a full and active part of this fabulous campaign in June. I’m lucky enough to regularly be immersed in 'wild experiences' as part of my day job, but will also endeavour to make sure that even on my days off I’ll be able to find time to embrace a wild moment or two next month. Also it’s now been scientifically endorsed that enjoying the Great British countryside is not just good physical exercise, but also important for our mental well-being - and who doesn’t want a sound mind and body?! So no excuses please, sign up and get outside, you won’t regret it!

To help provide inspiration, ideas and encouragement a special smart phone app has been designed and can be downloaded at wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild/app

The30 Days Wild app offers more than 100 ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ and enables people to share activities on social media, through direct messaging or email. All are everyday ways to connect with nature or help wildlife. This could be as simple as Drifting off to wild sounds or making wild flower mocktails to share with friends.

30 Days Wild Events

Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust’s events are listed here

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