FROM butterfly spotting to barefoot yoga in the park, from listening to the dawn chorus to watching bats at dusk, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is inviting people to take part in 30 Days Wild this June.

The trust is encouraging people to sign up for its annual nature challenge, which celebrates its 10th year.

It has helped people to get outside, enjoy and connect with nature as part of their everyday lives - and there is scientific evidence that it has delivered benefits for health and wellbeing.

Heidi Mansell, the trust’s engagement manager, said: “Everyone who signs up gets a useful pack, full of great ideas to inspire them to do a small, wild thing every day during June. There are some great freebies too, including packets of seeds.

“In terms of ideas, how about eating your breakfast outdoors, or setting a timer for one minute and listening to bird song?

“Simply watching the clouds from your window can provide a moment of peace and a connection with nature.

“How about doing something community-minded, such as putting on some gloves and picking up the litter in your street or workplace, organising a plant swap with your neighbours or colleagues in the office, or meeting up with them at dusk for bat watching?”

Ideas for 30 Days Wild include:

  • Losing yourself as you gaze in the reflections on the water at Stocker’s Lake, near Rickmansworth
  • Discovering Old Park Wood Nature Reserve at the rear of Harefield Hospital
  • Using your voice to stand up for wildlife at Broadwater Lake. Find out more here:

To receive your free 30 Days Wild pack, visit