30 Days Wild 2021
June 2021

The Wildlife Trusts

We challenge you to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

When you sign up, you'll get a free pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!).

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Wildlife Gardening: Part 1

Some of the many reasons for taking up wildlife gardening.

There are many reasons for taking up wildlife gardening. There are to my mind far more reasons to take up wildlife gardening than there are to take up ‘proper’ gardening. Proper gardening is fine as an excuse to get from under your love ones feet of a Sunday afternoon, especially when he/she/they* are agitating for something to be done about that shelf in the kitchen that has been wonky since you first put it up 8 years ago and she/they/he have been going on about it ever since. This time they/he/she means business and your only hope of getting out of it is to get proactive about one of the myriad other jobs about the place that you never get round to. And that is where gardening comes in.

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Round and Round the Garden
Join the Brickyard Crew’s Zoom session for a tour of Guy’s back garden to see what is going wild in there!

June 2021

30 Days Wild and Interesting Questions

Brickyard Podcast

Ashton, Luis, Sean and Guy.

Music: Concernedape, Maroon 5 and Stormzy.

How to identify common garden birds
The Wildlife Trusts

‘Garden birds’ are any species of bird that visit our gardens for food and shelter on a regular basis. Every garden attracts a different set of birds depending on the plants, trees and shrubs present, whether extra food is provided, what water sources there are, and what the surrounding habitats are like.

Over recent years, numbers of our once-common birds have dropped dramatically in the wake of increased development, intensification of farming, and habitat loss. For example, house sparrows have decreased by a massive 71%.

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Save the Hedgehog
Wild About Gardens

To save the hedgehog we need people to work together with neighbours to make small changes that will make a big difference. This is crucial because no garden or green space can help hedgehogs in isolation, but when they are linked together hedgehogs can thrive in any location.

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How to build a bat box
Wildlife Trusts

The UK is home to 18 species of bat, the largest being the noctule which weighs the same as four £1 coins, and the smallest is the pipistrelle, which weighs as little as a 2p coin. This diminutive bat has a giant appetite, however – it is known to gobble up more than 500 insects in an hour!

Installing a bat box will help local bats, encouraging them to move into areas that have limited roosting space. All our bats are insect-eaters, so having a few flitting around might just make those evenings in the garden a little less buggy!

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How to build a bug mansion
Wildlife Trusts

Build your own bug mansion and attract a multitude of creepy crawlies to your garden.

An average garden accommodates more than 2,000 different species of insect! Very few of these creatures cause significant damage to our prized plants, and there are many more insects that actually help us to control the ones that do! By providing the right habitats, we can greatly increase the number of ‘beneficial’ insects in the garden.

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How to grow a wild patch
Wildlife Trusts

It doesn’t matter what size your space is, there’s always room for wildflowers! Set aside an area of lawn, part of a border, or even a large container and watch the bees and butterflies buzz in.

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Wildlife Wednesday: How to identify birds from their songs!

Join Tom from The Wildlife Trusts as he takes us on a lesson in birdsong! Listen for the trills and patterns in their song to help identify birds when you hear them out your windows or on your walks.

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Bringing back bees
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

You might be surprised to learn that there are over 240 species of bees in the UK!

These include 1 honey bee species, 25 bumblebees and an amazing 224 species of solitary bees, which come in many colours, shapes and sizes.

Did you know that bees provide us with every third mouthful of food we eat? Without bees, we would be unable to grow lots of our favourite foods, including tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries and green beans.

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