Random Acts of Wildness

We are just over halfway through #30DaysWild now, with the photos and tweets streaming in from day 16! We LOVE seeing what you are getting up to and the Random Acts of Wildness you are completing! We want people to make a real connection with nature and our wonderful British wildlife and from the looks of it everyone is giving 100%! This year we have almost doubled our sign-ups, with 902 people pledging to us, which is really fantastic news.

Don’t forget we have WildFest coming up next Saturday, the 24th, at Nelson’s Wharf. WildFest is a whole day dedicated to the wonders of Warwickshire’s Wildlife! There will be lots of activities for the whole family, from orchid and butterfly walks, to bushcraft, games and crafts, and even local wildlife experts to chat to. With lots of crafts and activities for the little ones (and plenty of tea and cake for the adults) we KNOW it’s going to be a great day!

But, back to 30 Days Wild. Here are our top 3 ideas for this week. We’d love to see your interpretation of these, or even if you think you have any better ideas (we don’t doubt it one bit), so use the tag #30DaysWild on all social media channels, or even go one better and tag us in your tweets @wkwt. Happy wilding!

1. Make a daisy chain!

When I was outside this week completing the vital task of daisy chain creation, I honestly couldn’t remember the last time I made one. There is something so fulfilling and calming in creating something purely from nature and purely for enjoyment. Luckily the grass had yet to be mowed so I was greeted with a cornucopia of daisies for selection. Get out there are make your own daisy jewellery too!

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2. Eat your breakfast outside! (or lunch, or dinner… or even just one biscuit…)

We all live busy lives, and it can be difficult to find the time to spend 5 or 10 minutes outside, we get that. But why not take your food outside and go and sit in the glorious sunshine? That way you are not losing any time from a busy schedule; just taking advantage of a snippet of spare time!

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3. Help a buzzy friend in need!

Bees are at their buzziest (get it) this time of year. Sometimes they can become exhausted and have to take a rest on the ground, looking seemingly worse for the wear. But don’t worry, there is something you can do to help! Mixing 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of water, and placing the mix in something small like an egg cup, will provide them with the vital energy they need to carry on their important work! This little red tailed bumble came down on my patio and was extremely grateful for the sugar syrup pick-me-up!

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Lucy Walton, Marketing Volunteer

Lucy.walton@wkwt.org.uk

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