30 Days Wild.

You may have heard that the Wildlife Trust is encouraging everyone to go a little bit wild this June!   So  I thought I would try and participate in their new #30dayswild challenge.  I’ve signed up quite late (  still waiting for my pack) but the general gist of the campaign is to get people to make nature a part of their everyday life.  Each day in June the aim is to spend a little time appreciating wildlife, nature and the great outdoors. This could be something as simple as spending a few minutes sowing some seeds one day, feeding the birds another day, climbing a tree, paddling in a stream etc etc. I probably won’t climb a tree. Maybe I will hug one instead!

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Here are a few ideas that I hope to try.

Make a daisy chain.

Play Poohsticks in a stream.

Use a wild plant such as elderflowers or wild garlic in a recipe.

Paddle in a stream.

Identify some types of cloud.

Go for a picnic.

Chase a butterfly.

Take my Ladybird book ‘What to look for in Summer’ out and about and see how much our Great Outdoors has changed since it was published in the 1950s.

Go Camping.

Visit a local Nature Reserve.

I hope to document what I get up to on Instagram and twitter and of course on this blog. Look for #30dayswild on Twitter if you fancy joining in too. 🙂 Or check out this link.

Park Life ~ May.

May in the Castle Grounds and everything is so much leafier. Summer is definitely   round the corner.  The Squirrel population seems to be taking over though. If you ever want to take a piccie of a squirrel come to the park at Clitheroe Castle. 🙂

Squirrel Nutkin.
Squirrel Nutkin.
Horsechestnut blossom.
Horsechestnut blossom.
Columbines.
Columbines.
The early bird caught the worm.
The early bird caught the worm.
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Not sure what this is but its very pretty. 🙂
And ditto!
And ditto!
This is my tree!
This is my tree!
Magnolia.
Magnolia.
Bluetit finds a suitable perch.
Bluetit finds a suitable perch.
Poppy.
Poppy.
Castle museum peeking through the Cow Parsley.
Castle museum peeking through the Cow Parsley.
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Great tit.
Something fishy.
Something fishy.
Parks resident squirrel catcher.
Parks resident squirrel catcher.
Let me show you my tree!
Let me show you my tree!
Collared dove.
Collared dove.

Life in the Park is vibrant and colourful right now. Take a walk round yours and see what wildlife lives there. 🙂