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30 Days Wild: Day Seven – Go Wild Close to Home

Today, work conspired to keep me at home until late in the day. The weather was less tempting than yesterday too, making my joints ache, but I still wanted some fresh air. I decided I’d stick close to home.

First, I checked in on my seedlings, to see how they were faring after their submersion yesterday. Thankfully, they were thriving.

Then, I checked on the mini meadow I created yesterday from plastic packaging. Unsurprisingly, it hadn’t started sprouting overnight.

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I was pleased to see my tomato seedlings are starting to thrive though. I can’t enthuse enough about the joy of home grown tomatoes over shop bought. Plant some seeds (or get some plant plugs) and judge for yourself.

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I made a ’30 second wildlife habitat’ by throwing some pebbles and sea-buffed glass into a plant pot base to create a bee watering station.

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I also watched a surprisingly speedy woodlouse scurrying but it was too dark to capture him on my phone.

After that, I snapped some urban wildflowers.

I collected fallen leaves for nature crafting.

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I also photographed something blue – half a discarded pencil. I’m not sure how wild it counts as being, but it did start life as a tree… It’s been added to the crafting hamper too.

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I fed the ducks, and made my first videos of them, which I’ll share on Instagram soon (and ticked off feeling the wind in my hair!)

I went on a quick flowerpot hunt, photographing the flowers people had planted in gardens near my home.

Then, it was time to put my feet up and have a rest. (I wore my William Morris inspired leggings today. I’m a huge fan of his work – and that of his lesser-known Daughter, May Morris. But that will no doubt be the topic of a future post…)

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Going wild is fun but can be tiring, particularly on cold days.

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 plants.
  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.
  51. Dress for the weather.
  52. Connect with a local nature lover.
  53. Look at a puddle closely.
  54. Rescue a plant.
  55. Make a mini meadow in a recycled container.
  56. Photograph wet leaves.
  57. Welcome new wildlife to the area.
  58. Make a bottle garden.
  59. Make a wild bouquet.
  60. Collect flower petals for your nature crafting box.
  61. Tend a garden.
  62. Feel the wind in your hair.
  63. Collect leaves for crafting.
  64. Grow a tomato.
  65. Create a 30 second wildlife habitat.
  66. Admire an insect.
  67. Photograph something blue.
  68. Make a nature video.
  69. Go on a flower pot hunt.
  70. Wear nature-inspired fashion.

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