Saturday, 3 June 2017

Day 03; #30DaysWild - Minibeast Hunting

For day three of #30DaysWild I led two minibeast hunting sessions at work. We found loads of beetles, worms, centipedes and mosquitoes (which also found my blood vessels and now I’m sporting some lovely bites). Next week I will be leading a Nature Crowns Walk – if you’re in Warwickshire come along!

After the sessions had ended I went for a walk around site and I found a patch of nettles that was absolutely buzzing with damselflies, dragonflies, ladybirds, and bees. I snapped quite a few photos, but I’m very proud of this one – it is a male banded demoiselle dragonfly.

Every June the Wildlife Trusts run a campaign called 30 Days Wild. This is my second year taking part, and the idea is to encourage wildness, exploration and an involvement with the natural world. The daily things can be anything, from walking barefoot, to doing outdoor yoga, or growing veg to hunting out woodlice under a stone. Little things that help you reconnect with nature! Random Acts of Wildness are also fully encouraged.