Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust has launched a new campaign to help people connect with wildlife during the Covid-19 lockdown.

In this difficult time, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust wants you to enjoy nature from the safety of your home. They are launching the #WildAtHome campaign to provide activities and inspiration to discover wildlife in your garden and on your doorstep. The campaign is aimed at everyone who is missing their daily dose of nature and who wants to learn more about wildlife.

Starting on Monday, 30 March, the Trust will be sharing wildlife activities, educational resources, arts and craft ideas and much more for adults and children alike. The Trust will also be setting weekly creative challenges for artists of all ages and encouraging participants to share their creations. The charity will also be making back-issues of its members’ magazine, Wildlife Matters, available to download for everyone for free.  

Josh Kubale, the Trust’s Communications Manager, said: “Nature is incredibly important for our mental and physical wellbeing, particularly in times of great stress. Now that people can’t come to our nature reserves or go on our events, we want to bring nature to them in their own homes. We’ll be covering all sorts of topics over the coming weeks so whether you would like to learn more about bees, bats or butterflies, want to keep the little ones entertained for a while or simply reconnect with nature, we have got a large pool of resources which we will make available to everyone for free.”

You can sign up to the Trust’s e-newsletter for weekly updates straight to your inbox and follow the Trust on social media for daily ideas, but you can also find all information at hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildathome.