Today is the start of the Wildlife Trust’s #30DaysWild – the UK’s month-long nature challenge to help you feel happier, healthier and more connectsWilded to nature. This is the fourth year of #30DaysWild and last year 250,000 people took part. The Wildlife Trust are hoping to double that this year and we’re all set in our house with our free information pack, wall chart and stickers to record our daily random acts of wildness. There’s no shortage of activity ideas on the Wildlife Trust’s website and we’ve downloaded the #30DaysWild app which has 100 suggestions to choose from. Acts of wildness can be as simple as having your lunch in the garden, listening to bird song or learning to identify a tree.
We’ve kicked off day 1 of #30DaysWild by downloading the #GreatBritishBeeCount app to record our bee sightings. It’s a terrific app for uploading your photos and includes information to help you identify the bees you find. We spotted our first bee (a banded white tailed bumble bee apparently) at our local park in Kingsholm a couple of weeks ago. Our second bee was snapped at Trellisick House NT in Cornwall on Monday and our third and fourth bees were spotted on Dave’s comfrey plants and on Bernadette’s flowers by the entrance to the plot.
If you’d like to take part in the #GreatBritishBeeCount check out the information on The Friends of the Earth website including a little video. We’ve only spotted Bumble Bees so far but we’re hoping we come across some of the more unusual bees over the next month (sightings are being recorded until 30th June).