All these lovely people are taking the 30 Days Wild challenge to do something wild every day during June. Just click on the links to follow their progress…
With a 4.5 year old son, 2.5 year old daughter and a 5 month old daughter (and a 30-something husband) I’m often told I look like I have my hands full but my life is very full of love too. Everything tends to be easier when we’re in the great outdoors and we’re lucky to live in such a pretty city.
Laura is an excitable food & nature addict, who is lucky enough to run a blog she can base around these passions. She spends her days supporting local artisan food producers, and her evenings compiling recipes, taking photographs and exploring life with her menagerie! Adventure is often on the cards, and any opportunity to try something new (culinary or otherwise) is savoured.
Shelley Rowley is a qualified zoologist, wildlife blogger and photographer. She runs a YouTube channel called Absolute Nature, which aims to teach young people about why we need to conserve wildlife and inspire them to get outside and enjoy nature for themselves.
I am a textile artist with a huge love for wildlife and nature. They are the influence for most of my work. I try to keep my garden wildlife friendly and do whatever I can to help nature. I love seeing how wildlife adapts to a built up area and how nature survives in unexpected places.
Liann, Jason and Finlay: we’re two expat Aussies and an adventurous Scottish boy, living in Edinburgh. Our new blog focuses on camping, travel and outdoor adventures in Scotland and beyond. We’re delighted to be taking part in 30 Days Wild for the first time, and look forward to sharing our Random acts of Wildness!
My name is Mya Bambrick and I am a 14 year old amateur wildlife photographer, birder, trainee bird ringer and blogger based in West Sussex. I have been interested in nature and wildlife ever since I can remember and I am hoping to pursue a career in ornithology or wildlife conservation when I am older.
Hi, I’m Jo. I live with my husband, 3 sons and fur babies in Warwickshire. As a family we love to get outside and enjoy nature. We are delighted to be taking part in 30 Days Wild this June, and photograph and write about our adventures.
Maggie, Ian and family manage Wheatland Farm’s 21 acres of Devon for wildlife. Their 7 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest is home to owls, dormice, orchids and masses of wildflowers.
I’m an Occupational Therapist and druid. I teach those with long-term conditions to self-manage symptoms. I believe in the health benefits of nature & I’m passionate about accessible adventure. My 30 days will include ways I connect with nature despite disability. I’ll also be moving house and exploring my new environment.
I am passionate about nature and wildlife and try to get out exploring as often as I can. I love photographing nature’s wonders and blogging about all my finds, whether it’s in the woodlands, by the seashore or high up a mountain.
This my third year of 30 Days Wild! I plan to have more adventures and be wilder than ever this year. I’m a twenty-something nature lover who blogs about my journey to live a wilder and greener life for health, happiness and the planet. I love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors whether that be by foot, by kayak, on horseback or through my trusty binoculars.
I’m Alexandra and I’m a biology undergraduate at the University of York. I’m endlessly fascinated by wildlife and enjoy finding out about the science which underpins it. This is my third year taking part in 30 Days Wild and I’m looking forward to getting outdoors, trying new things and exploring new places.
English teacher and new mummy who is enjoying the time away from the classroom, and using it to get a bit closer to nature. I like walks with my puppy, cooking, the smell after it’s rained, writing the odd poem and reading.
Mum to two wildlings, blogger, writer, farmer and vet. I also have a degree in zoology. Taking part in 30 Days wild last year helped me to reconnect with nature whilst teaching my children the joys of beetle hunting, wormery building and cloud watching. Looking forward to many more wild experiences this year.
As a 22 year old, journalism graduate from the heart of Robin Hood Land I love an adventure in the vast woodlands of Sherwood Forest. Escaping from my bland office job is the dream and to spend more time in our great outdoors and helping to conserve it for the future.
I'm a photoblogger based in Wales with a passion for the outdoors and nature, and the ways in which they can promote our physical and mental wellbeing.
As a nature-lover since childhood, I created GrowEatGift to share ideas for connecting with nature, from photography to foraging, gardening to feeding the birds. Spending time in nature can enhance health, inspire creativity and help us connect with each other and the natural world, which is why I love #30DaysWild.
This year I plan to bring you 30 NIGHTS wild, reporting all the action from my local badger sett in Yorkshire, every night in June. I'll be following the clan as they go about foraging, grooming, collecting bedding and cleaning out the sett. Will the badgers turn up every night? They never do on Springwatch!
From Oli the Brolly to Wildlife Conservationist, Ethical Rights Campaigner and Eco Warrior. With a passion for writing, and photographing very small folk. 30 Days Wild is a breath of fresh air post GE2017. I will also be taking the #PlasticChallenge through June - the two challenges complement each other perfectly.
Hello my name is Camilla-Erika and I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. This is my second year blogging about #30DaysWild. This year I will concentrate my random acts of wildness on introducing my son Robin Oleander who was born in Feb 2017 to the wonderful world of nature!
Walker of lanes, gazer of views, & champion of picnics. I’ll be blogging from a West Sussex Village in the South Downs National Park, surrounded by heathland, woodland, farmland & the River Rother. Lunch-breaks will provide micro-moments in nature, whilst weekends promise adventures upon the South Downs & further afield.
I love taking photographs of landscapes and nature; beach-combing, rock pooling, birdwatching, lichen admiring, fungal forays, tree identifying, botanising, butterfly watching, walking, jumping for joy and simply oohing and aahing over a thousand nature spectacles every day.
Hiya, I'm a cool, creative girl that is passionate about animals and loves nature! My fur babies are my life and at 41 I saw my first ever puffin at Bempton Cliffs last week - hurrah. I love birdwatching and get destroyed when I see animals run over!
I’m Dr Nina Ockendon-Powell, I blog about the science behind why nature makes us feel good plus adventures of our little family as we try to bring nature more into our daily lives. I review products, places, and experiences which help individuals and families bring nature more into their daily lives.
I’m Amii, a mother passionate about allowing my children (Baobao 2 years and Xiaobao 3 months) the freedom to learn through open ended play and experience. This is our first year doing 30 Days Wild – looking at ways for toddlers to connect with nature in the urban environment.
I’m Katie and my daughter is affectionately nicknamed ‘Squiggle’. We are a home educating family who enjoy being outdoors and love nature! We live on the outskirts of a city in Hertfordshire but certainly make the most of our local parks, nature reserves, woods and open spaces!
I started my blog RIVER TO SEA ten years ago, not knowing where work or life would take me but wanting to be connected to nature, the coast and beauty wherever I lived. I have 3 sons who are aged 6, 4 and 1 who have a great need to be wild and explore so 30 days Wild is an ideal focus for June!
We are a nature loving family of five who live in the North West of England. Mum Emma does most of the writing, and is the one who loves spiders. Our little adventures are usually local, on a low budget, but always fun. You might also meet Little Orange Cowboy.
I co run a gallery in Wells, Norfolk so I am often out and about taking photographs, I love joining in with 30DaysWild, and I am looking forward to sharing some things with you.
I’m Laura and I’m challenging myself to look for the adventures in everyday life. Big adventures. Little adventures. Everyday adventures.
I’m a Bavarian vegetarian textile designer. I’m living a creative life in Yorkshire, where my husband and I turned an industrial building into our family home. The car park became our garden where our children play, explore and create.
Having originally trained as a psychologist, I veered into population health and physical activity a few years back. I firmly believe that spending time outdoors is a potential prospective measure that will improve both the physical and emotional wellbeing of the nation.
I’ll take any excuse to be outdoors, be that walking, running, rowing or allotment gardening. I love plants and exploring the wild places and nature reserves around where I live, in County Durham, but happily travel further afield when anyone will send me! This is my second year enjoying #30DaysWild.
I am a 13 year old, enthusiastic nature photographer and blogger. I am passionate about British Wildlife, especially showing people how easy it is to find amazing wildlife without having to travel too far away from your own home. I am really keen on promoting wildlife to other teenagers.
Family of 4, with two small boys enjoying beaches, forests, snails and gardens – trying a new way of living as we work out how to connect more with the natural world around us.
IT professional by day and wildlife blogger by night, My Life Outside charts our wildlife adventures and encounters across the UK. My main passion is birds but insects, mammals and even plants all feature. This will be my first year taking part in 30 Days Wild and I can't wait to find even more ways to make our life that little bit wilder.
We’re a nature loving family who enjoy the thrills and spills of life outdoors. We only heard about 30dayswild five days ago but it’s our last June before school starts and we’re going to make it a magically wild one!
This year I am helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust with its project to survey plants in county wildlife sites and churchyards. Being in wild places gives me a real buzz and I love watching birds and learning birdsong. Dragonflies and butterflies are some of my favourite creatures. I am lucky to live in an area with a variety of habitats.
I am a 30 something dad of two kids, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. As a digital marketer, I spend as much down time as possible away from a computer. So, we do lots of gardening and exploring Surrey’s amazing nature filled green spaces.
An interest in nature is something I’ve always had and after graduating from the University of Exeter in zoology I was looking for experience in the sector. I run the Taunton Wildlife Watch Club and I’m currently a community engagement trainee wanting to get into communications, hence the blog.
I am a mummy blogger to two wonderful children, my little boy is 2½ and little girl is 5. We love being outside, exploring and enjoying everything to do with nature and wildlife!
Teenage filmmaker and naturalist, looking for ways to incorporate wildlife and the outdoors into media and “the arts”.
I’m a 15 year old naturalist that loves wildlife photography, filming, painting, writing, presenting and blogging (basically everything to do with wildlife). I regularly write for several wildlife magazines and I make my own wildlife documentaries. I have a particular fondness for badgers!
I live in urban Bristol with my daughter and partner. We have a large green space close to us called Stoke Park where my daughter has grown up exploring nature. We volunteer in this open space to promote and protect it. I struggle with my mental health and getting outdoors is an important factor in staying well for me.
Lizzie is a 23 year old wildlife presenter from Cardiff. She also makes her own online videos and to encourage others to involve themselves in 30 days wild Lizzie will be posting 1 video a day!
I walk (a bit) and photograph (a lot). I am grandma to two-year old Nahla and my aim is to get her to enjoy the outdoors and nature early on. My favourite lesson at school was going off for a nature walk. Do they still do that?
A stay at home mum from Surrey. My hobbies include charity work, blogging, walking, nature photography, performing arts, crafting, swimming & dance fitness. In 2014 I started a personal project ‘LilBlu’s Thankyou’ as I wanted to give something back & bring something positive to social media. My aim is to promote kindness and celebrate those who help others including charity organisations. I try to personally organise 2-3 events a year to raise money for various charities & I try my best to partake in larger organised charity events such as 30 days wild. I would love to be a professional blogger and hope to take my project to a new level within the next few years. I am really looking forwards to taking part in 30 days wild again and I’m hoping to move it up a notch and give it something new and original.
I love food and travel and blog about both. This includes edible spaces and community gardens & wildlife.
23-year-old Wildlife Photography graduate, living and working in (sometimes) sunny Cornwall. I will be writing, photographing and filming my way through this years’ #30DaysWild!
I’m a Gloucestershire & Worcestershire based photographer, blogger & wildlife watcher. Having always had a passion for nature & finding the beauty in anything & everything, I am now rarely without my camera & can often be found wandering around local nature hot-spots whenever I can. This’ll be my second year taking part in #30DaysWild & I can’t wait to see what it’ll bring!
I am Thomas Smallwood, entrepreneur, blogger, mountain enthusiast and bibliophile. 2017 is a year of discovery and adventure as I quit the rat race and redesign my life to be more satisfying and adventurous in personal and professional terms. This year I will be blogging #30dayswild with my 5 year old daughter.
I’m an environmental scientist, amateur artist and lover of getting outside! I aspire to share the awesomeness of nature and want to discover diverse ways to ‘get wild’ every day!
From Surry Hills, Sydney to Surrey in England, I’m on the adventure of a lifetime – writing what I want when I can.
This will be my second year of taking part in 30 days wild. I am the father of a one year old and a Foundation Stage teacher. Staying wild is important in both my work and personal life and my blog tracks this.
A mum to be, teacher and blogger at the Daylight Explorers who is passionate about helping children and families explore the world around them.
I’m 12 years old from Glasgow and love wildlife photography, filming and blogging. My passion for nature has been with me throughout my whole life. I really love wildlife and all the amazing things it has to share. I want to inspire young people to get involved more with nature!
Zinzi is a freelance creative from Cornwall, England. She created Westcountry Wildling as a space to share her wildlife photography and strengthen her relationship with the natural world, whilst hopefully also inspiring other people to do the same.
I’m an author as well as a keen photographer and enjoy capturing the wildlife and nature around Surrey and Hampshire. Finding something I’ve never seen before gives me a terrific thrill and I’ve built up a large collection of books to help with identification. I’m always learning something new.
I live in East Anglia on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. This is my second year participating in 30 Days Wild. As a result of my enjoyment last year I have stayed wild by walking the footpaths around the village most days and observing the changing seasons.
Kirstin is an aspiring nature conservationist and returning 30 Days Wild Blogger. She is currently completing her Masters thesis for a Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc and has a keen interest in areas of biodiversity conservation and science communication. Kirstin will be sharing some Random Acts of Wildness from Glasgow and wherever her daytrips take her.
Middle-aged wildlife enthusiast, lazy gardener and allotmenteer. Still learning, but particularly interested in British butterflies, moths, bees and hedgehogs. Happiest when pottering around our nature (aka weed) filled garden or out and about with long-suffering husband in the beautiful Herefordshire/Worcestershire countryside.
An outdoor loving mama, raising two little adventurers in Bath. As a family we are never happier than when we are out in the woods, and my three year old is never without a stick in her hand! I blog over at Very Much So sharing our adventures big and small and I’m really excited to join in with 30 Days Wild for the first time.
My daughter and I write the Bug Mad Girl blog, all about the weird and wonderful wildlife that we find in the beautiful Chiltern hills. This is our 3rd year taking part in 30 Days Wild and we have lots of wild plans for our new back garden.
For the past two years I have participated in the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild and blogged about all things nature. From plants to growing vegetables and attempting to identify the numerous bees, butterflies and moths I see. I have discovered wild swimming and love long walks in the country.
I am a keen young naturalist and wildlife photographer interested in everything from birding to moth-trapping, snorkelling to mammal-watching. Living on the small welsh island of Bardsey, I am also currently studying a degree in conservation and ecology with the University of Exeter.
Peter Lewis-Jones is a keen nature lover who freely admits that he is still learning all the time about the wild world around him. He is using the 30 Days Wild challenge to broaden his horizons, while at the same time, trying to get his less than enthusiastic sons involved.
I’ve taken part in 30dayswild for the last two years and can’t wait for a really wild June. Since last year I’ve stayed wild, enjoying my local wildlife and trying to fit in some wild time every single day. My favourite place is my local ancient woodland, a wild spot right on my doorstep. This year I’m trying to spot 200 different species of birds, which is prompting me to explore some new areas and keep my eyes on the skies!
Frau Naish is German, married to a Brit, mum to Noodle; blogging family life and living with Multiple Sclerosis.
I love taking photos of wildlife and flowers – I can’t always get outside, but it’s possible to still be “wild” by looking out of a window and spotting a passing seagull or pigeon!
Walker, wild camper, gardener, vegetarian, photographer, artist - this is my third year of 30DaysWild. Lucky enough to live on the edge of the moors, to have a nature reserve on my doorstep and a garden regularly visited by birds, insects and the occasional hedgehog, I want to share the positive effects of being 'wild'!
Young Fermanagh Naturalist Dara McAnulty is teaming up with his siblings Lorcan and Bláthnaid, they will give you a child’s eye view on all their forays and activities. They’re looking forward to showing you their wild world, their love and passion for nature and keeping up a daily blog!
My name is Jennifer Mansfield and I am a blogger on YouTube. My channel is called Renovation, Yoga, Surf and Photography or Renovationyogurftography on Instagram. I post about mindfulness, being vegan, travel and yoga but also surfing and nature photography. It eclectic! I have two subscribers but they are both very important people so I am giving them 30 days of being wild. I live in Chandler Arizona in a loft in the city so I am a urban naturalist you could say. I am also over 18 but I thought the “urban” category was more fitting.
Lifelong lover of the natural world, used to do natural history in museums, now work in education.
I work in ecology and biodiversity in North Yorkshire. I'm often found outdoors snapping nature and landscapes or spotting birds. Always aspiring to be a better naturalist, but I have a particular thing for wetlands. As a gardener I enjoy having my hands in the earth, and getting the perfect mix of greens and browns in my compost! As a Daddy I'm somewhere between pretty good and awesome. On a good day. If you spot me and my hat in real life or on social media do say hello!
As Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's Chair of Trustees, Graham is looking forward to getting out and being wild for 30 days throughout June. Graham is often found poking about in woodlands or exploring the outdoors so he's looking forward to capturing this in a blog.
I live in Edinburgh and I blog about gardening. I tweet about all things green and beautiful in Edinburgh. I grew up in rural Scotland and love the countryside but these days my life is mostly urban. My #30dayswild will be about noticing the little joys in the midst of a city.
I'm a 'pavement flower' – I flourish in the City, and thrive on Nature in any form I can find it: growing in between bricks in a wall; nesting on my roof; in natural remedies; crafts; stories, poetry, art....
I'm Charlie and I'm 10 years old. I live in rural Dorset with my Mummy, Daddy and 2 sisters. I love animals, wildlife and being outdoors. My parents helped me make the garden wildlife friendly with lots of birds and frogs in our mini pond. I like to write down the birds in our garden and grow trees and carrots.
Being housebound doesn’t mean an end to interaction with nature or wildlife. Join me as I find out just what can be observed/ created/ discovered and enjoyed on windowsills around the house, and how it can be used to inspire art.
Our everyday life as a heart family – raising awareness of CHD, and sharing family moments, days out, crafts and reflecting on the ups and downs of parenthood and heart family life.
A Yorkshire dad of two boys on the search for unusual days out, family adventures and exciting things to do.
I’m Allysse and I have an incurable itch to explore the outdoors. I am usually found on my bike but I am also known to go wandering on foot or on my longboard. I like to keep a diary when travelling, take too many photos, and record hours of sounds.