World Environment Day - June 5th
World Oceans Day - June 8th
Summer Solstice - June 21st
30 Days Wild - Whole month of June
New Moon - June 10th
Full Moon - June 24th
June Moon - Strawberry Moon
Its June, finally the sunshine has put in an appearance and Mother Nature is in full force. Our garden has been a hive activity with the birds busily building nests and lots of other animals coming and going. The trees are in full leaf and our orchard has been full of blossom, so fingers crossed there will be lots of fruit come the late summer, early autumn.
June is also the month of the summer solstice and will see the longest day and shortest night. Strange to think that after that we will be heading towards winter again!
The big event for the month is of course https://instagram.com/thewildlifetrusts #30dayswild An opportunity to do one wild thing every day in June. It can be anything from taking a walk, to sitting and watching the birds or planting wildflower seeds. Any small thing that connects you with nature counts. Check their website for all the events happening on The Big Weekend (18-20th June). We are hoping to camp in the garden! Also we will be featuring activities on our Instagram page https://Instagram.com/thenaturebugclub and blogs on our website www.thenaturebugclub.com so don’t forget to keep checking in!
Other events happening this month are;
World Environment Day (June 5th) which has been celebrated since 1974, engaging governments, businesses and everyone in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. This year Pakistan is the hosting country and the theme is Reimagine, Recreate, Restore.
“This is our moment.
We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.
Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold, not timid.
Visit their website https://world environment day.global for more information and allege events that are happening.
World Oceans Day (June 8th) “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future - Together”
The 2021 Conservation Action Focus is to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. A critical part of the solution to the climate crisis is the health of our oceans! Visit their website for how you can get involved https://world ocean day.org
RECYCLED CORAL REEF
Create your own reef from recycled items.
What you need;
Other recycled materials
Cut out a circle or any other shape from the cardboard to form the base of your reef.
Paint your base, pasta and any other items you want to include.
Then glue onto your base.
We twisted pipe cleaners to create corals and attached these too.
Finish with glitter (optional!)
This is a great activity to open up conversations about our oceans, why we need to preserve the, and the ways in which we can do it.
Did you know that the Recycled Reef craft is one of the activities for earning the Jellyfish Badge? Why not take a look here
Join us next month for more events and activities. Happy June, happy adventuring and don’t forget to tag us #thenaturebugclub so we can see what you get up too xx