Sunday, 4 June 2017

Day 04; #30DaysWild - Urban Fossil Hunting

On day 4 of #30DaysWild, I ran my last guided walk for the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side, and it was very cold and wet. Shorts and suncream were definitely optimistic! This picture shows a fossil coral seen in the walls of the Birmingham Town Hall - I have blogged about this previously. The limestone here is around 330 million years old. Sharing the geological story of buildings has become one of my New Favourite Things To Do; you can read more on the #UrbanGeology tag both on this blog and on Twitter.

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.