So our Wildlife Trust 30 days wild challenge has come to end, but what a 30 days we’ve had! We’ve had wild times in the garden, pond dipping, bug hunting, feeding the birds, playing in the fort and planting plants.
We’ve tried wild cooking and foraging, making elderflower cordial, and gooseberry jam. We’re growing our own foods with potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, loganberries, beans, squash, radishes, onions and herbs all doing well.
There have been all sorts of wild animals from frogs and birds in the garden, to reptiles and birds of prey at Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile centre. There have even monkeys, hippos, sea lions and tarantulas on a trip to Longleat. And of course our very own Ant World farm.
We have finished our challenge today with a walk to a local forest where we looked for bugs, played with sticks and stones, and appreciated wild flowers. We found an impressive beetle with bright purple stripes down its body and bright blue stripes on its head. There was an active bee hive in a tree too which was interesting to watch.
We have loved being wild and hope to continue with the #stillwild hashtag on Instagram from time to time, so please keep following. Have you been doing the 30 days wild challenge? Let us know what you’ve been up to in the comments.