For day 7 of #30DaysWild, I helped to run a pond dipping session at work with a colleague. We found loads of beasties, including a diving beetle, leeches, hoglouse, snails and newts. I saw my first ever baby newt! They are called an ‘eft’, or a newtlet, and they look a lot like a miniature axolotl. I also held a female smooth newt and showed her to the children.
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.