I have been taking part in The Wildlife Trust’s annual initiative 30 Days Wild again this year, and blogging over at Saltmarsh and Samphire. The Wildlife Trusts basically want everyone to do something wild for the 30 days of June, and it has been a lot of fun so far.
It’s been a wonderful excuse to try and fit a little more wildness into my everyday life – even very small things like watching the sunset from the window, or walking down to the quay to see what else is mooching around.
Could you do something wild everyday? You can find more information about #30dayswild by visiting The Wildlife Trusts site here.
Meanwhile, take a look at the things I have been up to by visiting Saltmarsh and Samphire.
A couple of watercolour doodles from me this morning as part of The Wildlife Trusts’ #30DaysWild initiative.
Narrow-Leaved Bird’s-Foot Trefoil
I have been dabbling in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild campaign this month – and despite the weather not being completely on our side, I have been really enjoying bringing a little bit of wildness into my daily life.
Here are a few of the things I have been up to so far this month;
A grey and windy beach road in Wells.
Foxgloves in Holkham pine woods.
I will also be getting out my pens and paints and doodling some more birds this month – why not?
I was so excited when I saw a couple of collared doves building a ridiculously flimsy little nest under the eaves near our kitchen window. I have been trying to peek around impossible corners to see the progress of the nest building, the egg laying and the chicks growing. They started off as two extremely fluffy, stripy looking balls of feathers, and almost overnight seemed to grow into this;
I have been watching them avidly – almost not wanting to go and open up the gallery, and instead find myself a comfy place to sit and observe them all day! – and I think they are just about to leave. As I write this (on Wednesday 24the June) there has been a lot of furious wing stretching and visits to the very edge of the nest. I don’t think they will be around for long at all. It will be sad to see them leave, but how very exciting it all is!
Have you seen any fledgling birds in your gardens or parks? I honestly could watch them all day long!
PS – this post was written as part of the #30dayswild challenge set up by the Wildlife Trusts – you can find more information about it here.
As you might know I am participating in the #30dayswild challenge set by the Wildlife Trusts (you can find more information on how to join in by visiting their website here). As part of this initiative I planted some wildflowers, and I have been amazed at how they have grown up in the last few weeks.
Can’t wait for the flowers to come out now!
I love it when something so simple brings so much pleasure – and as a huge added bonus, will attract and support wildlife too! Yes!
How about taking a walk somewhere that you don’t normally go as part of 30 Days Wild?
We went off to visit Cley the other day on the Norfolk Coast, and explored the area around the lovely windmill there. Where might you go to explore somewhere a little bit wild this month?
Let me know if you have been joining in with the campaign (you can find more information on the Wildlife Trust website here)