My Studio

Carol
Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

With her sketchbook, Carol loves to get lost in the detail of the shore’s wildlife, plants, textures and fossils. And she always comes away feeling enriched.

Wild places help everyone see the beauty that’s around us.

Find your wild life with Dorset Wildlife Trust www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for local wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

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My Diary

Peter
Fingringhoe Wick, Essex

For Peter, migration marks the changing of the seasons; when the wading birds begin to visit his local marsh, he knows that autumn is here. He watches nature scientifically, recording the movements of the wildlife that he loves.

Wild places allow us to travel through time.

Discover your wild life with Essex Wildlife Trust.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

My Inspiration

Tony
Ditton Meadows, Cambridge

Tony, environmentalist and author, gets inspiration from being outside. His dogs do too. Growing up with a passion for the natural world, progressing to ornithology, a deep and growing conviction of the need to value and protect all aspects of the world’s resources has led to the campaigner he is today.

Wild places are something worth fighting for.

Find your wild life with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife.

 

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My Reward

Roy
Fingringhoe Wick, Essex

Roy enjoys birdwatching at least once a week with his friends; he finds it very relaxing and enjoyable, especially if they find something rare. For Roy, watching wildlife is about enjoying what God has given him.

Wild places keep us mentally, socially and physically active.

Discover your wild life with Essex Wildlife Trust.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

My Footprint

Andrew & Adrian
Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire

Andrew and Adrian, volunteers and pioneering walkers of The Rothschild Way. Both have tirelessly raised funds and put in countless hours to the best cause they know – nature. And they know they are following in giant footsteps – those of the ultimate conservation pioneer Charles Rothschild.

Wild places  link us to the past, present and future.

Find your wild life with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife.

 

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My Office

Susan
Gosling Sike Farm, Cumbria

Susan’s passion is her herd of English longhorn cattle. She believes in teaching our youngsters about the value of organic farming for quality food and for the environment.

 

Healthy, wild soils and farmland habitats are full of natural nutrients and biodiversity, vital for farming and producing food.

 

Find your wild life with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

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My Roots

Hannah
Vowchurch, Herefordshire

Hannah is following in her family’s footsteps by working to conserve the trees and countryside she loves.

 

We’re here to help you discover your place in the landscape.

 

Discover your wild life with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

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My Significant Other

Cathy
Summer Leys, Northamptonshire

Cathy, shepherdess, and her border collie Lady have a strong bond with each other – and with nature. From the moment she owned her first lamb Cathy knew that shepherding was the life for her; tending flocks of rare breed sheep and training sheep dogs is her calling.

Wild places offer careers, opportunities and inspiration for all ages.

Find your wild life with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife.

 

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My Retreat

Johanna, 37
Besthorpe Meadow, Nottinghamshire

Jo works as a counsellor; after a stressful day, identifying and exploring wildflowers, using skills and knowledge learned from her mum, helps her to unwind and refocus. The peace and tranquility of the meadow help her to leave the everyday world behind and get away from it all for a few hours.

Wild places provide tranquility in the busiest of lives.

Discover your wild life with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.  

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

My Green Time

Karen
Langdon Nature Reserve, Essex Wildlife Trust

With two boys growing up in an increasingly electronics based world I encourage them to match their Screen Time with Green Time, a concept I heard about through Project Wild Thing. At weekends we try to match time spent playing games or using tablets with time spent outdoors as a family. Having special places like Langdon Nature Reserve on our doorstep means its never hard to tempt them outside, usually to climb trees, go geocaching or pond dipping. I want my boys to grow up connected to the natural world as well as the world wide web!

 

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My Studio

Steph, 23
Winsford

Steph usually prefers to be behind the camera. Whether it’s documenting the impact of nature conservation projects or photographing wildlife, there’s no need for fancy studio lights or equipment: the perfect colours of nature and the seasons are all Steph needs.

Wild Places allows us to capture moments that we can have forever.

Find your wild life with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Wherever you are, there’s a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. Find your Wildlife Trust.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

My Inspiration

Iolo
Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Bridgend

Iolo Williams, BBC TV naturalist, loves visiting Parc Slip Nature Reserve near Bridgend. It’s the perfect wildlife day and the arable fields inspire him in his personal and professional life – a fantastic place for wildlife and humans alike.

 

Wild places provide us with tranquillity and inspiration

 

Discover your wild life with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

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my lifesaver

Wendy
Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, Pembrokeshire

Wendy has been a regular volunteer bird ringer at Teifi Marsh ever since her son tragically committed suicide. Being out in the mornings with the birds gave Wendy a sense of peace and purpose again. The experience of being close to wildlife was her life saver in a dark time.

 

Wild places bring us peace of mind in the darkest of times.

 

Discover your wild life with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

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My Classroom

Taro
Wisley Common, Surrey

At Surrey Wildlife Trust Forest School Taro doesn’t feel like he is in a classroom at all (even though he’s learning loads)!

 

Regular visits to wild places lead to better concentration – in the classroom and out.

 

Find your wild life with Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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My Turning Point

Adam
Blashford Lakes, Hampshire

Volunteering on a nature reserve turned Adam’s life around after a difficult time in life. As Assistant Reserve Officer, wildlife is both his stress relief and his career.

 

Volunteering in wild places allows you to make a difference to Britain’s rarest landscapes.

 

Discover your wild life with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

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My Family History

Vic
Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Whilst researching his family history, Vic found that many of his ancestors were connected to wild places, such as gamekeepers, shepherds, millers, gardeners or agricultural labourers. His lifelong love of nature, as a hillwalker, caver, birdwatcher and moth-trapper felt almost hereditary.

 

Wild places connect us to the past, present and future.

 

Find your wild life with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

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My Project

Craig, 30
Bluebell Community Gardens, Solihull

Craig gives up his time volunteering in the Bluebell Community Garden. Transforming the garden into a positive space for local people to enjoy, Craig has felt himself become relaxed and happier, and he knows that the garden will bring the same joy to others.

 

Big or small, overgrown or manicured, together, our gardens are a vast living landscape.

 

Discover your wild life with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife. See what other people are sharing.

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