We believe that all our lives are better if they’re a bit wild. And we know that many people share this love of nature - and feel the benefits every day. The more people who are making nature part of their life, the bigger the difference we can make for wildlife and wild places.
This project is about underlining how nature is important to all of our lives and how it really matters, whoever we are, wherever we live and whatever we do.
Mike Pratt, Chief Executive
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts launched the ‘My Wild Life’ campaign in 2015 to help spread the message that nature matters. As part of the project, we asked people to share their stories about what nature means to them, connecting these to facts about how nature supports us through life and sharing these with the world.
The main image here shows our Flexigraze Officer, Stephen Comber, with Jess his trusted canine companion and we’re hoping that stories like this will help spread the word about the variety of work we carry out and the diverse ways in which nature can touch everyday lives.
You can still get involved and help protect and promote our wonderful wildlife and green spaces. From the stunning coastline of Northumberland to the green places in our cities that give people a chance to fall in love with nature - we want to show what nature means to you. Log on at www.mywildlife.org.uk and share your stories from around our region, or simply learn more and be inspired by the stories of others.
Check-out this short clip from Duncan Hutt our Head of Land Management filmed at Bell Crag Flow.
Life is better when it's a bit wild, and we can help you achieve that. This June, we're asking thousands of people across the UK to take on the 30 Days Wild challenge. We hope you are able to be a part of it!
All we're asking is for you to challenge yourself to do one wild thing every day for the month of June. And you can start your wild adventure today! Just visit the 30 Days Wild page here and select how you’re taking part to get your free 30 Days Wild pack, which includes stickers, a wallchart and some wildflower seeds to help you go wild!
Last year we were absolutely delighted by the public's response as once again so many people shared thier wild activities and experiences. More than 25,000 people from London to the Outer Hebrides took part and we exceeded the 2016 target of over 1,000,000 Random Acts of Wildness. Our CEO Mike Pratt even documented his wild encounters - read his blog entries here. And you can see a sample of our 30 Days experiences in the graphic below.
So get ready for this year's challenge as June approaches!
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