The start of a new year might be seen as a chance for a new start – although so could the start of every minute, sentence, and action.
In that spirit, I will aim to give you a suggestion for something you could do every day of 2013 to help wildlife in some way. Sometimes the ask will be related to the daily blog (as it is today) and sometimes it will appear as a separate blog later in the day. In all cases if I ask you to do something then I will do it myself too.
Here’s a very simple idea for 2013 – make a list of one wildlife ambition for each month through the year. This list will help motivate you to get out and interact with nature – and that’s a key part of wanting to stand up for nature.
Here’s my list for January-June inclusive – I’ll update it half way through the year:
January – Mandarin duck – yes, I know it’s an introduced species but it is very beautiful and I will be spending some time in the part of the country where it can be seen.
February – see a drake smew – the most gorgeous wintering duck we have.
March – to see or hear chiffchaff, willow warbler, sand martin, swallow and wheatear in Northamptonshire before the end of the month.
April – listen to the nightingales at Glapthorn Cow Pasture.
May – to see Duke of Burgundy.
June – road runner – yes that might be tricky in the UK but I will be spending some time in places where it should be easier. This blog will be going ‘on tour’ for a while in the USA.
How about you? What might be on your list?
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