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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
Going wild is fun but can be tiring, particularly on cold days.
Random Acts of Wildness So Far…
- Spread the word.
- Start a weather/pain diary.
- Look at the clouds.
- Photograph wildflowers.
- Look for urban nature.
- ID a butterfly.
- Find a fledgling.
- Feed a swan.
- Collect feathers.
- Stake out a foraging site.
- ID birdsong.
- Tweet using the #30DaysWild hashtag.
- Plant a virtual seed.
- See new life growing.
- Feed the ducks.
- Protect an animal from a predator.
- Reflect on nature.
- Look closely at your lawn.
- Make someone a nature hamper from recycled materials.
- Share nature photos using #30DaysWild on Instagram (and help the hashtag trend).
- Show your houseplants some love.
- Tell friends about #30DaysWild.
- Talk to a junior naturalist and encourage their creativity.
- Photograph a favourite cuddly toy in nature.
- Add a nature event to your diary.
- Look closely at a friend’s garden.
- Take photos for #Rainbowblooms.
- Find a plant that looks like a bug.
- Watch a bee.
- Read a nature-based research paper.
- Get overawed by nature
- Watch the dawn.
- Walk barefoot in dewy grass.
- Try a nature meditation.
- Raid and repurpose the recycling.
- Go on a wild date.
- Go litter picking.
- Protect the soil.
- Make nature art.
- Watch the sunset
- Turn your desk wild.
- Water your plants.
- Celebrate World Environment Day.
- Take part in the plastic challenge.
- Watch nature videos.
- Tell people who run your favourite hashtag hour on Twitter about 30 Days Wild.
- Tell a colleague about 30 Days Wild.
- Take a closer look at foxgloves.
- Share nature-themed recycled crafting ideas.
- Have a natural aromatherapy bath.
- Dress for the weather.
- Connect with a local nature lover.
- Look at a puddle closely.
- Rescue a plant.
- Make a mini meadow in a recycled container.
- Photograph wet leaves.
- Welcome new wildlife to the area.
- Make a bottle garden.
- Make a wild bouquet.
- Collect flower petals for your nature crafting box.
- Tend a garden.
- Feel the wind in your hair.
- Collect leaves for crafting.
- Grow a tomato.
- Create a 30 second wildlife habitat.
- Admire an insect.
- Photograph something blue.
- Make a nature video.
- Go on a flower pot hunt.
- Wear nature-inspired fashion.