IN the first of a series of weekly features marking Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild, wildlife blogger SARAH WHITING shares her tips on how to make the most of the countryside this month.

The Wildlife Trusts are challenging us all to join in with their 30 Days Wild Campaign and to feel happier, healthier and more connected to nature by doing something wild every day throughout June.

We all know the benefit of spending time outside and getting close to nature. In today’s busy world, we sometimes need that extra reminder to stop and appreciate the natural world around us.

Taking part is simple. Carry out a Random Act of Wildness every day, for 30 days. Make a daisy chain. Explore your local woods. Eat your lunch outside. Play pooh sticks with your friends. Go on a wildlife treasure hunt. Make a den. There are no giving things up for this campaign. It’s all about getting outside, having fun and making time to connect with nature.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is the only organisation concerned with all aspects of the environment in Wiltshire and Swindon.

They care passionately about wildlife and conserving our natural heritage, and manage 38 nature reserves covering woodland, chalk downland, hay meadows and wetland fen habitats – all of which are open year-round, free of charge.

Why not visit a couple of their sites for your Random Acts of Wildness? They have lots of fabulous activities planned throughout the month of June. You could design and create your very own kite at Morgan’s Hill, or try your hand at a spot of pond dipping at Ravensroost Meadow.

Whether you join in a planned activity or prefer to pack a picnic and explore on your own, you’ll be delighted by the beauty and diversity offered by our Wiltshire nature reserves.

You can sign up for your wild month at and you’ll receive a pack of wild goodies plus lots of ideas to help you go wild.

For even more inspiration you can also download the 30 Days Wild App. Make sure you share all your wild adventures with everyone else taking part using #30DaysWild.

n Sarah Whiting is passionate about both children and adults spending more time outside exploring, learning and getting creative. You can find lots of 30 Days Wild inspiration on her blog at