30 Days Wild challenge reaches new record!

Over 400,000 people went wild every day in June!
Holy Island sheep - Karen Statham

#30DaysWild Sheep on Holy Island. Image by: Karen Statham.

The Wildlife Trusts’ annual 30 Days Wild challenge was more popular than ever this year - 400,000 people carried out well over 10 million Random Acts of Wildness over the 30 days of June. 

Throughout June, the Wildlife Trusts’ challenge participants to do something wild and enjoy nature every single day. In response, people have been sharing their heart-warming stories and colourful photos and videos across social media channels. 

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted that in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland 689 individuals signed up for their free packs of ideas, wall chart, stickers and wildflower seeds. In addition, 104 schools, 19 businesses and 10 care homes also took part.  

While Chief Executive Mike Pratt, Trustee, and wildlife blogger Karen Statham wrote blogs, Trust Chair Sandra King, took to Instagram to share a selection of wild photos and videos.

Talking about the wild 30 days Karen says: “It’s been an extraordinarily wild month! I’ve loved getting up close to bugs, butterflies and birds.  You don’t need to go far to appreciate wildlife and often the simplest interactions can bring us the most joy.”

Dr Amir Khan from Channel 5’s GPs Behind Closed Doors is an ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts and took part in the challenge for the first time this year. He says: “It’s been fantastic! I’ve loved the small, sometimes unexpected random acts that have inspired and will continue to inspire me every day - I’ve fed and watched the birds in the garden, I’ve noticed more nature while out running and taken breaks at lunchtime just to appreciate the world outside.

"I’ve truly felt the benefit to my physical and mental well-being and I think our wildlife has too.”