Just a few weeks left to sign up for 30 Days Wild challenge

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are encouraging people to sign up for a month-long challenge to go wild during June.

There are just a few weeks left to sign up for this year’s annual 30 Days Wild challenge, which takes place during the whole of June.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is inviting individuals, groups and families to take part in this year’s 30 Days Wild campaign.

Last year, over 2,000 people from the county signed up to take part in 30 Days Wild and people can now sign up for their free pack of ideas by visiting www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/30DaysWild

Now in its sixth year, 30 Days Wild encourages everyone to enjoy nature in our gardens through daily Random Acts of Wildness; listening to bird song, gazing at butterflies, growing borage for bees and much more. Evidence shows that taking part can also make us happier and healthier.

This year’s challenge will be based around what people can do in their homes, gardens and during their daily walk in their neighbourhoods to comply with Government guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.

Research from the University of Derby has shown that spending time in nature is good for you, for fitness, mental health and wellbeing.

Jon Owen, Press and Social Media, said: “30 Days Wild is a much-loved challenge and it’s set to be an exciting month for everyone taking part.

“Last year, we were delighted 2,000 people signed up to take part and we want that figure to be even higher this year.

“The coronavirus pandemic means we’re having to rethink how we ask people to take part in this year’s 30 Days Wild, but there’s dozens of activities to do in homes, gardens and during a walk.

“We are all in need of something to focus on and to engage with nature as much as we can during this time, and 30 Days Wild gives us the opportunity to do just that.”

To find out more and to sign up for your free pack, visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/30DaysWild