This week marked the beginning of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 days Wild initiative, and Team HL have their cameras ready to hit the great outdoors and get involved.
The organisation’s initiative encourages people to experience the great outdoors and undertake 30 Random Acts of Wildness throughout the month of June, to benefit their health, wellbeing and the planet.
Wildlife Trusts care for 2,300 beautiful nature reserves and most people live within a few miles of one of these special places, making this the perfect time to get out and explore one.
Rob Harrison of our Ecology team is spearheading Harris Lamb’s activities for the month, and has challenged his colleagues to take a leaf from his book to do a little low-level ecology of their own.
“It’s all within a day’s work for the ecology team to be out and about looking out for reptiles, birds, bats, water-creatures, flora and fauna as part of our day-to-day survey work, but we’ve asked those working within the business’ other departments to get involved.
“At the beginning of April, when we found ourselves in these uncertain times and were limited to only venturing outside just once a day, we asked our colleagues to celebrate the wildlife on their doorstep on those daily walks, and it became a bit of an inter-department challenge to capture the most beautiful and unusual animals, flora and fauna.
“So we’re resurrecting that challenge this month – and we’ll be posting pictures of what we’ve seen, from beautiful flowers to unusual birds, to each of the Harris Lamb social feeds as part of the #30dayswild campaign.
“We’re also going to support the Trust’s Big Weekend – which takes place on 20th and 21st June, by taking part in some of the events taking place around the region. We’ll be enjoying countryside walks, woodland hikes and picnics in the park, all in the name of enjoying the environment we live in.”
Anyone else wanting to support 30 days Wild can sign up online .