13 June 2017

Challenge yourself to do something wild during the Great Outdoor Month.



A truly American idea, the State and National Parks of this country represent our natural heritage. This June, celebrate the natural wonder and outdoor spirit of America by getting outside during Great Outdoors Month®.  Once you come outside, you’ll never want to go back inside.  Find out more.

It may be a "truly American idea" but that's no reason why we can't adopt it on "this side of the pond".  In fact the Wildlife Trusts have taken it to heart with their 30 days wild challenge
Make room for nature this June - no matter where you are or how busy your life! When you sign up to the challenge, we’ll send you a pack full of ideas, encouragement and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June to help you make nature part of your life.

The CJS Ed took part for the last couple of years, you can read about it here.  This year the torch has been passed to CJS Team Member Katie and her children. She says: "We have collected flowers and plants with colours from the rainbow. Followed a dragonfly to see where it went. Hunted for mushrooms. Looked in the pond for frogs (although we only managed to see a frog’s leg!). Watched a bee collect pollen from a flower and walked round the garden smelling all the different flowers. This week we are planning to go the seaside and also go to Bempton Cliffs to spot some puffins."