I’m taking part in The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Day Wild Challenge. It’s to encourage us all to get a little more nature friendly. I’ve signed up as a blogger supporting the cause but you certainly don’t have to be a blogger to get involved! Download your brochure which is full of prompts to inspire you to take part in the challenge.
I love my prompt pack, it’s full of ideas, some super simple and so for my first day I’ve chose to identify a wild flower. I’m in the middle of moving today, to North Wales ) but where I am, I have enough room to create a small wild meadow and so this has inspired my first day of 30 Days Wild.
Today’s wild flower is a buttercup discovered in one of the fields where we take our Labrador puppy for a walk. Unlike most flowers, she didn’t bother to eat it! Which is a good thing as some can be poisonous!!! I love the colour of Buttercups and I’m reminded of that old wives’ tale! You know, where if you put a buttercup under your chin and it reflects yellow, then you like butter? And I love butter!
There’s nearly 2000 species of Buttercups and they’re mostly yellow (sometimes white) with shiny reflective petals. With over 2000 species, they mostly live in the northern hemisphere and inhabit in fields, meadows, woodland, swamps and bogs. I’ve identified these as meadow Buttercups with the help of The Wildlife Trust .
I’d love to know what wild flowers you’ve found lately and remember to check out the 30 Days Wild Challenge.
We all need nature in our life to not only survive but thrive!
Join me tomorrow for day 2.