It’s been horrifying to see how nature has been showing its wrath recently, from hurricanes to earthquakes. My thoughts go out to all those affected by these disasters. The only thing worse is the knowledge that with climate change being ever present, extreme weather events like these are only going to get worse.
Here’s the lowdown on some of the environmentally intriguing reads I’ve come across recently. A bit of a mix this time, they all gave me some food for thought.
I’ve seen a lot about self-care on my blog newsfeeds lately. The horror of recent events has been a contributing factor in the emergence of calls for self-care. Climate change, environmental destruction, terrorist attacks, war, natural disasters and Trump have all played their part in wearing us down.
I’m certainly one of those people that needs to take a step back from the outside world every now and then. Increasingly, I find nature helps to restore me to my default setting, a clear head and an optimistic spirit.
It’s scientifically proven that being in nature boosts your mental well-being and increases productivity and concentration. And the exercise that often goes with it is only going to be a good thing. So here’s an approach to self-care with a difference: nature’s very own guide to self-care.
It’s been a hectic week this one for us so fitting in wild acts around work and preparing for our holiday to Italy tomorrow has been a challenge! So this will be my last blog for 30 Days Wild in June but when I’m back from holiday in 2 weeks I’ll be sure to update you on the wildness we discover in Italy over the next 3 days.
Here’s the wild acts we did manage to squeeze in over the past week.
We’re now two thirds of the way through 30 Days Wild. I’m sad to see it’s going so fast! It’s been a glorious few days for wild adventures, how I love summer when it’s hot like this as it means I can be out in nature as much as I can!
Here’s an overview of what we have been up to over the past week.
Wow, the last 5 days have flown by and thrown up quite a variety of wildness, with us visiting new and old wild places, and seeing new and old species. Two of my biggest highlights of 30 Days Wild and a new favourite reserve have also come out of these adventures.
It’s been a busy few days so I’m a little behind with this 30 Days Wild update, so thank you for bearing with me. Here’s a few snapshots of what we have been up to!
Welcome to the second installment of our 30 Days Wild adventures! As the weather has turned rather wet and gloomy we’ve spent less time outdoors sadly but still succeeded in being a bit wild everyday. Here’s what what we’ve been up to over the past three days.
30 Days Wild has officially begun! It’s been so exciting to start the challenge and get stuck into random acts of wildness everyday. I’m also thrilled in these 4 days I’ve managed to see a new species I’ve never seen before. So here’s a rundown of what we have got up to so far, with lots of photos to document our every wild step!
In my last blog post I shared lots of ideas on what to do on busy weekdays or when the weather is less than appealing. But 30 Days Wild wouldn’t be complete without forays into the wild outdoors beyond our doorsteps! That’s what I love most about 30 Days Wild, that extra motivation to visit new places, see new species, and take on new adventures, however big or small. So for the days when the sun shines and we have a couple hours or more free, I’ve come up with another 20 or so ideas so we’ll never be stuck for what to do next!
30 Days Wild can be a challenge. Committing to wildness everyday in June in our cluttered schedules and often not nature friendly modern lives isn’t always easy. Which is only more reason to have a go! So I’ve come up with 20 wild acts that we can all do when the weather is being rather uninviting or when you simply haven’t got time or space to go on a wild adventure.
As you might have guessed, this year for 30 Days Wild Alex and I are getting organised! I’m plotting out 40 random acts of wildness for all occasions and situations to make sure we get the most out of this amazing month. Me and Alex are putting our favourite 30 acts on the wall chart, that the Wildlife Trust kindly provided us in the 30 Days Wild pack, so we know what we’re doing each day. But they’re flexible so we can swap them around during the month to suit our needs.