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    30 Days Wild – Going Wild In Your City

    It’s the season to get wild! Yes it’s that time of year, The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild! For every day in June we’re invited to take a walk on the wild side, and to spend one extra moment to really notice who we share our neighbourhoods with. Last year’s highlights for me were discovering the sheer amount of wildlife in the city (spoiler alert, there’s loads!), and getting to know the characters who I share my back garden with. I had a ridiculous amount of fun and learnt things which stick with me today, so of course I’m here to do it again! Concrete Jungle Sometimes it can seem…

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    Wild Therapy – Go With The Flow – Mindfulness

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I’ll be sharing stories and snippets about how giving myself time and space to be in nature has helped me with my own journey. One of the best things about spending time outdoors in nature is that you can just be. When you’re there, there’s no end goal, no need to ‘achieve’ anything. Because just being out in natural space is all you need to benefit from being there. Having that time to yourself shared with the trees, sky, sea, wherever you are, allows you to empty your brain of all those things spinning round in it, because they’re simply not needed.…

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    Wild Therapy – Nothing’s Perfect, And That’s OK

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I’ll be sharing stories and snippets about how giving myself time and space to be in nature has helped me with my own journey. This one is quite a personal one for me. Something that affects me every day, and is, to put it bluntly, a right pain in the arse. When out in nature, whether it’s a park, a wildlife reserve, in the wilderness, our focus is never on the bad stuff. We’re drawn to the things we love, that we marvel at, snapshots and moments we’ll remember for all the good reasons. Everything I take away from being in nature…

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    Charming Goldfinch

    Listening to birdsong out of your window can give you a pretty good idea of which birds you share your neighbourhood with. On a typical day on my street I’ve got various gulls yelling at each other on the industrial estate, feral and wood pigeons lazily cooing from the rooftops, and the bickering of house sparrows and starlings from the trees and hedgerows. One of the songs I often hear but don’t see the artist behind is the goldfinch. They are little showstoppers with their bright red and yellow feathers which jazz up even the greyest of urban gardens.Goldfinch have a guinea pig-esque chattering song as they bob through the…