Random Acts of Wildness
The 30 Days Wild challenges you to do something wild every day for the month of June.
Make room for nature this June – no matter where you are or how busy your life! When you sign up to the challenge, we’ll send you a pack full of ideas, encouragement and Random Acts of Wildness.
What is a Random Act of Wildness?
A Random Act of Wildness is any thing that you can do in an average working day to bring a little nature into your life. They can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours!
★ Random Acts of Wildness: 101 ideas
( previously – WEEK 1 )
Thursday, 08 June 2017 – Tweet for the wild
The best thing for nature is an appreciation of it. the more people know about, understand and appreciate nature, the more change we will see.
Share your best experiences of nature on Twitter, or start a blog to write about your favourite wildlife.
📌 World Oceans Day “Our Oceans, Our Future” – a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
Procrastinations (@visibleprocrast) June 08, 2017
Friday, 09 June 2017 – Lunch in the wild
If you’re stuck indoors all day, don’t spend your lunch indoors too, especially in the summer weather. Picnic under a tree, or feed the birds at a local pond. … Just remember to go back to work after!
Saturday, 10 June 2017 – Admire the setting sun
Find somewhere with a view to the west, stay up late and admire the setting sun in all its colourful glory. What do you notice about wildlife at this time of day?
The lower the sun gets the more exciting species you’ll see. Look out for bats that dart overhead in the changing light. If you have a bat detector, now’s the time to get it out and listen to their calls well into dark. If you’re quiet and still, will you get a visit from a curious badger, or a mischievous fox? Hedgehogs are also most active at night.
Sunday, 11 June 2017 – Play under the stars
Play Ein Kleine Nachtmusik (a little nightmusic) as the sun sinks behind the horizon.
If you have an instrument (preferably portable, unless you fancy dragging an organ outside!) take it out on a warm night and play as the sky turns gorgeous shades of pink and orange.
Monday, 12 June 2017 – Discover urban wildness
Nature finds a way! Take a look around you, even in the middle of a city. Wildlife is everywhere!
Discover urban wildness and mini habitats. Find the wild in the world around you. Look out for colourful lichens adorning walls, mini-forests of mosses on bricks and wildflowers growing in pavement cracks! Look up and there are often tree seedlings growing in chimney stacks and guttering.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 – Keep plastic bags and packaging out of landfill.
RED Group, a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation, has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic. RED Group has teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most-loved brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.
* REDcyclePoster (2017) [PDF]
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – Explore a wild place nearby
Wildlife and wild places are closer than you think. Just take a look out your window. Even in the middle of a big city, you can always see something wild.
From your local park to a nature reserve, a garden to a graveyard, why not explore somewhere wild nearby that you’ve never been before. You never know what new species you’ll discover, or the wildlife you’ll encounter. If you can’t access a wild place near, bring the wildlife to you and make your desk or your windowsill a little more wild!
NEXT: 30 Days Wild – Week 3