Welcome to our joint-blogging series for the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild Challenge – you can read more about the campaign and ourselves in our introduction page.
Megan (in coastal Dorset, and in the sea a bit too)
Today was a revision session for me. It has been almost a year since I last led a school group at Chesil – due to 6 months in Wales / unemployment / spending most of my time at Lorton Meadows. So Marc kindly came into work on his day off to show me how it is done as I will be leading one very soon and needed a reminder of how this particular session is run. It was also good revision of what’s out there on the mudflats and in the shallow waters of the Fleet Lagoon, as there is an awful lot of wildlife! We saw crabs, limpets, beetles, seaweed, sea squirts, sponges, snails, fish and more! On the way back to the centre, I couldn’t resist doing a #2minutebeachclean (same as yesterday during my lunchbreak!) – unfortunately the round pot held mostly glass!
Matt (in Cambridge/Sandy)
Today felt truly Summery, and warm enough to hold some of my meetings outside in the garden, rather than cased within four white walls.
This allowed me to spot red admirals and common blue tailed damselflies, which certainly made my day wilder than it otherwise would have been.
June has been one of my busiest ever work months, and I promise that posts from Thursday onwards will involve more effort. Sorry nature, love Matt.