About this blog

Welcome! This blog began life in June 2017 for the Wildlife Trusts’ now annual nature challenge known as #30DaysWild. This inspires people to bring little moments of ‘wild’ into our daily life throughout June. I set it up in a bit of a hurry, on the bus on my phone after work on Day 1 of the challenge! However, it represented my first attempt to blog every day and the content hopefully speaks for itself.

I didn’t have a plan, as such, when I began, though the Wildlife Trusts put out many inspiring resources. I could have made use of the lovely 30DaysWild wall-planner to map out all my challenges and encounters with nature. I could have installed the 30DaysWild App on my device for daily inspiration. But instead I chose to trust nature to inspire me.

As in previous years that I have done #30dayswild, I just looked for chance opportunities through my working week and free time, trying to be more mindful of noticing nature around me and crucially to share it. It was tricky keeping it going for a whole month, but seemed to work and once started that’s the hardest part over. The blog is more occasional at other times of year – but still active.

You can also find me lurking in various social media habitats, including accounts for groups I’m associated with in my personal and professional life. This blog ‘a little bit of wild’, while it naturally will feature aspects of what I do in my work life, is just me without any organizational hat on, so you can expect it to be chatty, informal, sometimes quirky, maybe edging on poetic, but always sincere. For those who are curious, you can find my words and pictures posted on:

Twitter @Tim_Burkinshaw / @CFNature / @SBIB_bloom

Instagram @timburkinshaw / @connectingfornature / @stamfordbridgebloom / and occasionally for @Discover.Yorkshire.Coast

Facebook Stamford Bridge in Bloom Facebook gp / Connecting for Nature Partnership Facebook group / CFN Social Media Facebook group / Carrs Wetland Project page (still live, from a project I used to manage but much less active now)

Also should you wish to get a little more acquainted you can see my linked in profile here