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30 Days Wild: Pick a Colour

I love watching the new colours emerge with the changing seasons. Today was filled with bright yellow flowers. I’m particularly fond of dandelions as they are stunning when you look closely, and keep bees happy almost year round. Which flowers – and colours – make you feel happiest?  

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30 Days Wild: Go Wild

Last year, I wrote a book to help people who were new to 30 Days Wild get some inspiration. To celebrate Fathers’ Day, I decided to make the book, Go Wild: Over 200 Ways to Connect With Nature free for the day. I’ve been following my own advice and connecting with nature every day. Once […]

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30 Days Wild: Brighten Your Day

The flowers are finally blooming in abundance. I like to photograph flowers every colour of the rainbow when I’m walking. It makes me really focus on the flowers, and can be a good way to push me to walk just that bit further to capture the full rainbow. Share your #rainbowblooms on Twitter on Sundays […]

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30 Days Wild: Grow

I first heard about Grow! Loughborough when a fellow Transition Town member devised the idea. Aiming to combine nature, art and self care, it was just my kind of event. Along with Maxine Greer sketching from her wheelbarrow and the beautiful but Prisoner-esque wicker spheres suspended from the trees, there were local eco organisations and […]

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30 Days Wild: Bring the Outdoors In

I’m not always able to leave the house but indoor gardening means I can still enjoy nature when I’m stuck at home. I mix cuttings that fall from plants with seeds and herb cuttings I’ve taken to have a constant supply of kitchen herbs and a pretty garden. Fake houses, painted rocks, shells and elves […]

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30 Days Wild: Share Nature Love

Today, the Canal and River Trust had a litter pick in my local area. 30 people turned up to help clear the towpath and make the canal more enjoyable for everyone. It seemed like an obvious activity for today’s #30DaysWild. The people who attended were friendly and we cleared lots of rubbish. The Boat Inn […]

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30 Days Wild: Grow

Growing your own salad can cut shopping bills and reduce waste. Lettuce windowboxes and tomatoes in tubs are great if you have limited space, and a well stocked herb windowbox can make cooking on a budget more enjoyable. It’s not too late to start. Scatter dried peas in a container for delicious pea shoots; sow […]

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