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30 Days Wild: Day Five – Go Wild Indoors

Today, it rained – and with the rain came pain. While the last few days have been fun, my body insisted that moving outdoors was unfeasible today. However, that didn’t stop me going wild.

I decided to make my desk a little greener….

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It looks prettiest in the dark but sadly, my camera phone couldn’t capture its full delights.

In between working, I kept following the #30DaysWild hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, and have found some wonderful new people to follow. If you’re taking part in 30 Days Wild and use @Instagram, follow me and I’ll follow you back.

I told a  colleague about 30 Days Wild. Online, I shared some ideas for rainy day wild experiences and things people can do from work, along with the link to my book which is on the last day of its free promotion.

It was World Environment Day so I followed and shared some posts on the hashtag, along with with sharing information on minimising plastic use as part of the #plasticchallenge (going plastic free for a month. I’m aiming to recycle all the plastic I use this month – left over from previous food shopping trips – and avoiding buying anything made of plastic.)

I took a screen break to water the plants – indoor only as outdoors was quite wet enough.

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I’ve been trying to clear space on my phone for more nature photos and found the foxglove shots I took in my friend’s garden. They are truly magical flowers, with their spotted ‘mouths’ and striking colour.

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2017-06-04 05.56.36.jpg After that, I kept myself feeling connected to nature by watching the videos people were posting on the 30 Days Wild tag:  from fledglings to a frog in a pond. I also suggested that #folklorethursday followers on Twitter joined in with 30 Days Wild by sharing nature stories this week – which seemed to be a popular idea.

I watched a lovely Calm nature clip on their Twitter feed – and will be continuing my 7 day trial of their free meditation trial shortly.

The day ended with a lovely chat with one of my best friends, swapping eco- crafting ideas for an event we have coming up.

And now, I am heading for an aromatherapy oil bath, with added oats because they’re really soothing. The day has felt long, but 30 Days Wild has kept me feeling inspired and content all day.

Random Acts of Wildness So Far…

  1. Spread the word.
  2. Start a weather/pain diary.
  3. Look at the clouds.
  4. Photograph wildflowers.
  5. Look for urban nature.
  6. ID a butterfly.
  7. Find a fledgling.
  8. Feed a swan.
  9. Collect feathers.
  10. Stake out a foraging site.
  11. ID birdsong.
  12. Tweet using the #30DaysWild hashtag.
  13. Plant a virtual seed.
  14. See new life growing.
  15. Feed the ducks.
  16. Protect an animal from a predator.
  17. Reflect on nature.
  18. Look closely at your lawn.
  19. Make someone a nature hamper from recycled materials.
  20. Share nature photos using #30DaysWild on Instagram (and help the hashtag trend).
  21. Show your houseplants some love.
  22. Tell friends about #30DaysWild.
  23. Talk to a junior naturalist and encourage their creativity.
  24. Photograph a favourite cuddly toy in nature.
  25. Add a nature event to your diary.
  26. Look closely at a friend’s garden.
  27. Take photos for #Rainbowblooms.
  28. Find a plant that looks like a bug.
  29. Watch a bee.
  30. Read a nature-based research paper.
  31. Get overawed by nature
  32. Watch the dawn.
  33. Walk barefoot in dewy grass.
  34. Try a nature meditation.
  35. Raid and repurpose the recycling.
  36. Go on a wild date.
  37. Go litter picking.
  38. Protect the soil.
  39. Make nature art.
  40. Watch the sunset
  41. Turn your desk wild.
  42. Water your garden.
  43. Celebrate World Environment Day.
  44. Take part in the plastic challenge.
  45. Watch nature videos.
  46. Tell people who run your favourite hashtag hour on Twitter about 30 Days Wild.
  47. Tell a colleague about 30 Days Wild.
  48. Take a closer look at foxgloves.
  49. Share nature-themed recycled crafting ideas.
  50. Have a natural aromatherapy bath.

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