Day 1 of 30 Days Wild

Today is the start of 30 Days Wild were The Wildlife Trust challenge you to do something inspired by nature each day throughout June.  Everyone taking part will be busy bees at the moment I’m sure; taking photos, writing blogs and doing nature based activities.

I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since the last 30 Days Wild.  It only seems like yesterday I was busily planning my months worth of “Random acts of wilderness”.

This year I spent my first “Wild” day at work

…..but don’t sigh….

I work outdoors surrounded by an array of beautiful flowers which attract a variety of wondrous small creatures 🙂

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The wild areas dotted with vibrant red poppies entice hoverflies, butterflies, a variety of bees and other insects

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Caterpillars hide from the mid-day sun and from beady eyed birds ready to carry them away to feed their young family.

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But a silver Y moth and a small copper butterfly look like have had a few near misses

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The ladybirds however, seem to be enjoying the sunshine and are helping keep all those pesky aphids away from the plants.

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Of course, my favourite creatures to watch whilst i’m working amongst the plants are bees.

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I think they bring a ray of sunshine to even the most dreariest of days.

All of these tiny creatures have a big part to play in any garden and I think we must cherish them more.

Hopefully you’ll all have a go at doing something “Wild” this June and show nature just how much you appreciate it.

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