Sign up for #30DaysWild and do something wild everyday this June

From heading outside and listening to bird song, exploring a local nature reserve or even hugging a tree, people across Staffordshire are being invited to make room for nature and do something wild every day this June.

Now in it’s fifth year, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is inviting people across the county to take part in 30 Days Wild, an initiative challenging individuals, friends and families to sign up now for a pack full of encouragement and ideas to get people engaging with nature throughout the whole of June.

The challenge involves people doing something nature related each day during June by signing up for a completely free pack.

Challenges can be as simple as feeling the grass between your toes, planting wildflowers in your garden, reading your favourite nature book or downloading a phone app to tell the difference between different bird calls.

Jon Owen, Press & Social Media Officer for the Trust, said: “30 Days Wild is good for you. Academic research shows that taking part in 30 Days Wild is good for people and wildlife. It improves participants’ health, and happiness; last year 80% of people who took part said they felt more connected to nature and 56% said they felt happier.

“During our busy lives, it is difficult sometimes to take a step back and look at the world around us.

“One of the best things about the challenge is if you do miss a day, you can just pick it up the following day and go from there.

“We had over 1,600 people sign up in Staffordshire for 30 Days Wild in 2018, and we want that number to be even higher this year.”

People can join in on social media using #30DaysWild and #MyWildLife and a 30 Days Wild Facebook Group.

For more information or to sign up visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/30DaysWild