This year The Wildlife Trusts’ is encouraging everyone to do one wild thing a day over Christmas and let nature bring some much-needed festive cheer.
Launching on 25th December, 12 Days Wild is a mini, seasonal version of summer’s 30 Days Wild and a reminder that even during the longest days and darkest nights, the natural world has amazing things to offer
Spending time in nature has given many of us a boost throughout this year. We can feel happier and healthier outdoors, and carrying out small, random acts of wildness might just help to banish some blues this winter.
Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts’ Dr Amir Khan said, “Winter wildlife is waiting to be explored and the time between Christmas and New Year is a perfect moment to reconnect with the world around us. Taking part in 12 Days Wild can help us to feel happier and healthier. I love to see all the activities and photos people share online too – many of us need and appreciate that connection more than ever.”
Ideas from the team behind The Wildlife Trusts’ festive challenge include:
- Walking off your Christmas dinner in the local park, nature reserve or woodland
- Recycling your Christmas tree
- Admiring the beauty of a winter sunset
- Going for a frosty walk and feeling the crunch underfoot
- Investigating animal tracks
- Finding a rainbow of outdoor colour – still possible in the winter
- Taking close up photos of a frozen world – cobwebs, leaves or ice patterns in a puddle
Sign up to receive free online activities packed with inspiration here www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild and share your photos and video on social media using #12DaysWild.