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By Fiona Reid
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Go wild in June

GO wild this June - that's the message from the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

They are asking people to do something wild every day next month.
The 30 Days Wild challenge is designed to allow anyone to make room for nature – no matter where they are or how busy their lifestyle.
Suggestions for getting wild the first week of June, which starts on Wednesday, include:
* Let it grow – mark out a patch of lawn, don’t mow and watch it fill with bugs and wildflowers
* Follow a bee – you’ll need to have sharp eyes and ears to keep up
* Sip in the wild – enjoy your first tea or coffee of the day accompanied by birdsong
* Make a moth lure – soak a rope in warm red wine and sugar to attract moths at night
* Build a hedgehog highway – cut a hold in your fence for them to travel through
* Survey your local wildlife – make a list of all the species you can see from your window
* Go beachcombing – see what treasures you can find among the seaweed
Trust people and wildlife manager Nick Wright said: “The great thing about nature is that you can find it anywhere, while taking the kids to school, walking the dog, or looking out the window on your commute, and that by opening your senses to it you can have a tangible positive impact on your health and well-being.”
Everyone who signs up to take part in the month-long nature challenge will receive a pack full of encouragement, ideas and ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. They will also receive a wallchart to track their progress and regular encouragement throughout the month to help everyone make nature part of their lives.
It’s free and easy to take part, just visit www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/30dayswild/ to sign up.

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