It’s that time of year again when The Wildlife Trusts challenge everyone to do one wild thing each day throughout the month of June. “That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness“.
I always intend to be a lot more prepared than I am but as usual any structured planning didn’t happen for us so we’re definitely adhering to the “random” part of the brief.
The minis were on their half term break this week so we were able to start a day early with a Bank Holiday Monday trip to Sherwood Forest with friends. As well as taking in the sight of The Major Oak, that according to legend provided shelter to Robin Hood and his Merry Men, there was also leaf-shaded walks, tree climbing and den building to have a go at.
The challenge started officially on Tuesday with a Big Wild Breakfast so Willow and I enjoyed our morning meal in our back garden listening to the birds tweeting away at each other. Proclaiming it the “best breakfast ever” she then made sure the birds wouldn’t go hungry either by refilling some of our feeders.
Later in the week we met more friends at another beautiful wild spot, this time Whisby Nature Reserve. Just outside Lincoln, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust site has long been a favourite of ours and this week’s visit was as enjoyable as always, the lovely weather providing ample opportunity to savour the lake views from a high tower and to bury your brother in the sand in order to give him a merman’s tail.
A trip to Torksey park that gave Autumn the chance to play among the daisies (which she tried her hardest to add to her portion of the picnic we took with us), camping in the back garden, creature-based storytimes such as Everybunny Dance and Elmer the Elephant and entertaining friends in the garden all helped to bring us closer to nature during the rest of the week.
Let’s hope the glorious weather keeps remains during week two!
What random acts of wildness are you doing this year?