It’s June…time to go wild
For a whole month everyone throughout the country, including Cornwall, is being encouraged to take part in 30 Days Wild and for each day of June carry out a “random act of wildness”. Could be walking barefoot on the beach, feeding the birds in the park, anything which makes a connection with the natural world and brings nature into your everyday life.
A daily dose of nature, even in bite size chunks is good for you. University studies show that people who did something wild each day for a month felt happier, healthier and more connected to nature.
This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy what makes Cornwall such an amazing place to live without spending a single penny. Whether it is delving into a rockpool, going on a woodland adventure or visiting a local nature reserve, you can be part of something much bigger.
Last year, thousands of people carried out 1.8 million RandomActs of Wildness during 30 Days Wild. The Wildlife Trusts aim to double that number this year, and hope that the connections people make with the wild around them will ensure that it is better protected in the future too.
Mark Nicholson, Chairman of Trustees for Cornwall Wildlife says,
“Contact with nature and – better still – active engagement with it is scientifically proven to be good for people. So do yourself a favour by doing something wild every day. You’ll feel happier and healthier, and you’ll soon see why Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places are well worth protecting.”
You have until June 9th to apply for your free 30 Days Wild pack which includes a packet of UK native wildflower seeds, activity sheets, a calendar to record adventures, stickers and a poster. You can also download the phone app. Sign up for your pack at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/30dayswild