Can you believe we are halfway through June already? That means we are halfway through The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge! Our whole team at The Wildlife Community HQ have been taking part but we wanted to share with you some of wild ways to inspire you to get involved for the last half of the month! Whether you’re a nature nerd or a nature newbie, it doesn’t matter. What matters is you get out there and notice the beautiful world around you...
1. Nature Challenges:
The 30 Day Wild Challenge is the perfect chance to connect with nature in a small way each day. But it doesn’t have to be limited to just June! Why not challenge yourself to have a wild moment every single day of the year?
2. Explore Nature Reserves:
Visit your local nature reserves to explore the incredible habitats they protect. Walk, observe and learn all about conservation work happening in your local area.
A lot of charities rely on volunteers for activities like habitat restoration, wildlife surveys, membership recruitment and public engagement. Get in touch with your local charities to see how you can get involved.
4. Attend Events:
Check your local reserve events calendar for nature themed workshops, guided walks and gatherings. Get involved in these events to learn and to connect with like minded people who are equally as passionate about the world around us.
5. Create Wildlife-friendly Spaces:
This is where The Wildlife Community can help! Transform your garden, backyard, or balcony into a wildlife-friendly habitat. Plant native flowers, set up bird feeders, and create small ponds to attract birds, insects, and other creatures. Sign up as a member today to benefit from 10% off your wild purchases.
6. Take Part in Citizen Science:
Get involved in citizen science projects organized by us at The Wildlife Community and the Wildlife Trusts. These initiatives involve collecting data on wildlife populations, monitoring species, or participating in surveys. Your observations can contribute to valuable scientific research. Keep up to date with our social media feeds to see what projects we are involved with!
7. Spread Awareness:
Raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation by sharing your experiences, photographs, and knowledge on social media. Encourage your friends and family to join in and support the cause. Our voices are so powerful if we use them together.
8. Join a Nature Charity:
Become a member of your local Wildlife Trust. By joining, you'll support their conservation efforts financially and receive benefits such as access to reserves, member-only events, and newsletters.
9. Engage with Educational Resources:
The Wildlife Community and Wildlife World provide a wealth of educational resources, including wildlife guides, informational podcasts, fact sheets, and activities for children and adults. Explore these materials to learn about local wildlife and conservation practices.
10. Support Fundraising Initiatives:
Wildlife Trusts often organize fundraising campaigns to support their conservation projects. Contribute by donating funds, participating in sponsored events, or organizing fundraising activities in your community.
Whatever you do, remember that any connection with nature is a step towards a greener future for our planet. The more people who get involved in their local communities, the more impact we can have. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media to tell us all about your local community groups! We love hearing from people who are as excited as we are to make the spaces around us, wild.