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Planning a wildlife garden.

On a cold winter's day, with a hot chocolate or cup of tea...gardeners start imagining how they want their gardens to be...




But the month is June - sunny and bright and warm! Well, it should be - once the day gets underway; early morning starts are greeted with grey skies...with an afternoon heatwave!

The Wildlife Trusts' 30 Days Wild is over half way through an inspiring month of suggestions for wildlife activities. One Random Act of Wildness leads to another and more than half a month's worth of activities have been undertaken so far this month, with many ideas for further investigations and involvements. Writing up a daily wildlife blog post has been an enjoyable way to engage further with nature and has inspired a host of ideas for more wildlife writing and art.

Time for Tea..


Or even a cold 'hot' chocolate with some wildlife magazines and gardening books later this evening ... ponds or wildflowers...?



For the #30dayswild post in 2016, Nature Challenge : Read a Wild Book, click here.

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British Wildlife Illustrations

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For book illustration enquiries, please contact via email in the first instance.