The Wildlife Trust who organised #30DaysWild have supplied a wonderfully long list of suggestions called 'Random Acts of Wild'.
Today's offering comes from that list .... 'Volunteering my wild time'.
I volunteer at a walled garden at Malham Tarn Estate, which under normal circumstances, is a vegetable garden run in a traditional allotment style. But recently (which secretly I am rather pleased about) loads of little native tree wips have appeared. They should have been planted out on the moors and valleys over autumn and winter but unfortunately time and man power ran out. So I get to help look after them.
Our incredible summer weather has meant
the little trees have developed a powerful thirst
that only a good hosepipe gushing loads of icy cold water will satisfy!
So, I spend a happy hour and a half watering
(and talking to - yes I am a little odd) the trees before I start in the garden.
Fortunately the other volunteers feel the same way and also help quench their thirst.
I hope they can be planted soon - their little toes must be quite squashed in their temporary homes.