Challenge to go wild for 30 days


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The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust have issued a challenge for June

Could you do one thing to connect with nature every day for a month?   That’s the challenge from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), who’s 30 Days Wild challenge returns next week – just in time for Half Term.

Hunting bugs, growing flowers, paddling your feet in a stream or having a cup of tea in the garden are four ideas from the charity.    They want to see if we can do one thing every day through June.

This year a new twist has been added with weekly themes designed to help guide families and friends through the month to reach the 30-day target.

A free 30 Days Wild activity pack is available which includes a wild bee poster, seeds and other materials to inspire anyone joining in to do something wild every day.

Last year more than 500,000 people took part in the challenge with activities including fruit picking, exploring a nature reserve and going on a beach or river walk.

Estelle Bailey, BBOWT Chief Executive, said: “Sadly a lot of people – especially children – are becoming more disconnected from nature: 30 Days Wild is a fantastic way to start rebuilding our natural bond with our environment and inspire all of us to protect wildlife. Smelling, touching and connecting with nature is so important for our sanity and general wellbeing.

“We also know that spending time with nature can make a huge difference to our health and wellbeing: walking or cycling in green spaces is great exercise, but even sitting in a park, garden or field can help bring our heart rate and blood pressure down and help reduce anxiety. Being present, exercising in fresh air and nature-rich spaces is the best form of healthcare on offer when it comes to feeling happier and healthier.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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