Welcome to Day 12 of the #30DaysWild Challenge with Essex Wildlife Trust!

Nature is infamous for its beauty and sounds today we want to add to them by both exploring and creating natural sounds.

As always we would love to hear your wild stories or see your wild photographs, even if they are not task related, we will select some of these to feature in the wild stories section of this blog. You can send these to us via Facebook or email.

Today’s task is:

Explore and create wild music


Wild music can mean different things to different people, so today we can break down several tasks the first and arguably most relaxing one is to recognise your local wild sounds. Go outside, close your eyes and listen! It’s as simple as that.

Here is a worksheet to mark down what you hear.

Sounds I can here

Secondly, we want to add to these sounds by being the wildlings we all are, we are offering little instruction here as we want you to be as creative with your noise as possible. But we are going to show you a tutorial on making a whistle from Willow by our friend Eddie Bratley:

If you enjoy this video make sure you check out his youtube, for other #wild adventures at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveOM6lHYeK5NjxqMQ4vAwg

If you want to explore music in the wild a bit more check out the “Music in the Woods” event held by Essex Wildlife Trust at Leigh-On-Sea.

The good people at the wildlife trust have provided the following infopicture on how to make some more wild instruments.




Today’s blog was written by S.Hellard.

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