Make fat balls

As well as putting out bird seed, leftovers or peanuts for your local birds, you can also give them a boost with fatty foods that are high in energy and easy to make! While many species such as finches prefer to feed on seeds, birds such as tits, starlings, sparrows and woodpeckers love to snack…

Dip your toes in wild water

When was the last time you got your feet wet? Today’s the day to ditch your shoes and socks, and feel the water between your toes. This activity is especially enjoyable on a hot day – find your nearest shore, clean stream or river, and get splashing! Take the time to enjoy how the water…

Wild Alphabet Challenge

Do you think you can find something in the wild beginning with each letter of the alphabet? It’s harder than you think! Starting with “A” try to find something outdoors, in your garden, or in a book beginning with that letter – you could challenge yourself to find one every day. It can be especially…

Make elderflower cordial

With just a few additional, elderflowers can be quickly and easily harvested to make some delicious, tangy cordial. First fo all you have to find some elderflowers! You can often smell the frothy white blooms of flower heads before you see them, but if you need some help identifying an elder plant, have a look…

Look for the old ways

It can be a lot of fun looking at old maps of where you live, or your favourite wild spaces. If you live in a built-up area, it can be fascinating to imagine how the land would have looked a hundred years ago, and old maps are a great place to start. The National Library…

Take a wild detour

If you walk or cycle to school or work, you probably follow the same route every day without thinking about it. Why not change things up a little with the occasional mini adventure? A good place to start is by looking at a map of your route. Take note of any potentially interesting areas that…

Make seed bombs

This is an exciting way to plant wildflowers! You can make your own seed bombs quite easily, and use them to brighten up your garden, public areas, waste ground, or even gift them to friends and family. Widlflowers are very important as they provide natural food for a range of insects and other widlife. Using…

Climb for a wild view

Challenge yourself and scale the summit of your nearest peak or hill and enjoy noticing the  different plans, birds and animals that live higher up. It’s often colder and windier the higher you go, so remember to let people know where you are going, and take clothes suitable for wet or cold weather as well…