The 30 Days Wild challenge involved participants pledging to explore nature and do something wild every day during June. Throughout the UK estimated 350,000 people took part making this year a record breaker with a 40 percent increase on last year, both nationally and here in Cornwall.
The challenge inspired people of all ages to create their own special times with nature – known as ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. From pond dipping and bug hunting to wild swims and sleeping under the stars. Some people grew bee cafes or made homemade wildflower seedballs to help pollinators; others created new wildlife ponds - homes for frogs and newts.
Locally, Cornwall Wildlife Trust member and wildlife photographer Jack Hicks from Redruth undertook the challenge to photograph a different wildlife species every day. His stunning images can be seen on the Trust’s Instagram and Twitter pages.