June was a wild one!

June was a wild one!

30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ campaign to encourage more people to get outdoors and experience nature.

Shockingly, the UK has become one of the most nature depleted places on the planet. Many of our wild places have been lost, with truly devastating consequences to the surrounding fauna and flora.

In a bid to reconnect people with the world around them, in June we asked members, supporters and friends of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to get outside every day and discover the wonders of the natural world.

Over 400,000 people took part in the challenge around the country, with 9,000 schools and 1,300 businesses getting involved too – a phenomenal number of wildlings, and something we’re hugely proud of!

Daily ‘random acts of wildness’ were encouraged to allow everyone to experience the benefits of the wild world. We recorded a staggering 10 million random acts over the month of June, and even simple acts like breathing in the wild air were counted. The creative ways you went wild reaffirmed our belief that there are endless possibilities to reconnect with nature.

Our flagship nature reserve Brandon Marsh is the wild front garden of Coventry, and on the 15th of June it hosted our Big Wild Weekend - a day full of events and exploration. The day was a big success, teaching people about the incredible species right under our noses and introducing our newest nature reserve - Brandon Reach.

At the end of the month, we attended the largest ever environmental lobby in Westminster, joining 12,000 other wildlife enthusiasts to campaign for a change in legislation. The Wilder Future campaign advocates for a change in the way we protect wildlife, encouraging individuals to play their part in putting wildlife back on the map.

The Wildlife Trusts manage more than 2,300 nature reserves all across the country so there’s ample opportunity to experience the wild outdoors, get involved in activities which support nature, and meet like-minded individuals. Become a member to learn more about nature in your local area, and make a difference to wildlife and wild places in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.