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30 Days Wild

The Wildlife Trusts excellent 30 Days Wild

On the eve of the UK’s most popular nature challenge, 30 Days Wild, a survey of last year’s participants reveals that listening to birdsong, exercising and eating outdoors, identifying and planting wildflowers, and going on a bug hunt, were people’s favourite ‘random acts of wildness’ last year.

30 Days Wild is a fun, annual event from The Wildlife Trusts, with more than a million participants to date. A record 650,000 people took part in 2020 alone. People are invited to sign-up and try one ‘random act of wildness’ every day, for 30 days in June. Fans join a supportive online community for inspiration, practical advice and wildlife-watching tips.

Top random acts of wildness

The Wildlife Trusts asked a 1,000 people who took part in 30 Days Wild in 2020 about their favourite random acts of wildness.  The top 10 most popular activities were:

Listening to birdsong came top – 88%

Exercising outdoors – 81%

Eating or drinking outdoors – 79%

Identifying wildflowers –  77%

Planting wildflower seeds – 71%

Going on a bug hunt –  59%

Hugging or admiring a tree –  58%

Making a wildlife home (birdbox, bee hotel) –  49%

Going barefoot on the grass or earth –  49%

Sketching, drawing or painting nature –  47%

 

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