We can all afford to make a little space for nature in our lives. And why not? In this modern, crazy, busy world we call home, it’s so easy to miss the magic and wonder and excitement taking place right outside our windows. So let’s go on your wild adventure together. 365 Days Wild will take you on a journey of discovery – both of wildlife and of yourself. You don’t have to be an expert, have lots of fancy kit, or trek off to distant lands. Instead, I’m going to open your eyes to the wild world directly around you, and I think you’ll be amazed.

365 Days Wild offers activities for every day of the year, to inspire you and your friends and your family to get outside and start thinking wild. By the end of the year you’ll know your local wildlife, be a force of positive change, and be a happier, healthier, wilder you.

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What is a Random Act of Wildness?

Random Acts of Wildness are things you can do to experience, learn about and even help nature near you. They can take a few seconds – like stopping to smell a wildflower – or a few hours – like creating a whole area for wildlife in your garden. Some Random Acts of Wildness don’t take any time at all, but instead are all about making little changes to your daily routine that will ultimately be better for the environment, like buying a reusable coffee cup.

The best Random Acts of Wildness immerse you in nature, setting your senses alight. Smelling freshly fallen rain, tasting the sweet explosion of a blackberry as you pop it in your mouth, wriggling your toes in the icy waters of a stream, waking up to bird song. It’s not just about seeing, but experiencing the wild in every way possible.

Wild, happy and free

When it comes to letting the wild into your life, a little will go a long way. That’s why Random Acts of Wildness are perfect: they’re quick and simple to do, and when put together they add up to a big change – for you and for wildlife.

Spending time outdoors is good for us. After all, we are part of nature, so it makes sense that getting your daily wildlife fix will do you the world of good. There’s lots of science out there now that underpins this, too: spending time in nature makes us happier and healthier. Just like eating a balanced diet and exercising helps our minds and bodies, wildlife and wild places help us to get active, encourage us to be more social, improve our confidence and creativity, and help us cope with stressful life events.

Nature can help us recover from illnesses, cope with grief and loss, and even help people to manage mental health problems, like anxiety, stress and depression. In many ways, it’s the ultimate medicine – and it’s free. There’s no excuse for not getting the whole family involved, too. Nature is great for all ages and can have the biggest impact on the young and the elderly, so take the kids, grandma and grandpa and anyone else you can find on this wild adventure with you.