AS THE CITY continues to bask in the summer sunshine, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are taking time to thank those who took part in their 30 Days Wild challenge.
Throughout June, Wildlife Trusts across the country encouraged local people to do one ‘wild thing’ every day for each day of the month, and the Coventry-based Warwickshire Trust was no different.
Coventrians took to social media to boast of their outdoor adventures – whether it was photographs of wildlife they had spotted on their dog walk, or foraging for elderflowers to make homemade cordial – sharing their activities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #30DaysWild hashtag.
Speaking about the challenge, Marketing and Communications Officer at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Emma Richmond, said the Trust had been inspired by the public’s enthusiasm.
But, she added that the highlight of 30 Days Wild for the local Trust had been the success of their BioBlitz on June 20.
Taking place on June 20, members of the public took to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and raced against the clock to identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible.
With experts at the ‘base camp’ at the Nature Centre, volunteers managed to find and identify 300 species in just six-and-a-half hours.
Emma added: “Over 12,000 people across the UK have rediscovered nature this June, and it’s been such a pleasure to see all the creative ways that they’ve connected with the wildlife on their doorstep.
“If you haven’t had a chance to get involved with the 30 Days Wild challenge this year then have no fear, the challenge will be back and will be even bigger and better in June 2016.
“But we also very much hope that you will Stay Wild throughout the summer, taking inspiration from all the wildness that we’ve seen so far and coming up with your own new and exciting ways to connect with the natural world.”