CORNWALL Wildlife Trust's annual challenge is to get everyone out in the wild.

Last year more than 350,000 people took part throughout the UK, carrying out a different ‘random act of wilderness’ for every day in June.

From pop-up nature tables, to dancing in a downpour or creating a bee watering-hole; there are hundreds of easy ways to connect with nature.

Jack Hicks, a member of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and wildlife photographer, has challenged himself to photograph 30 different wild species in 30 days in Cornwall.

His pictures can be found throughout June on the trust's Instagram and Twitter, with the trust encouraging everyone taking part to share their experiences using #30DaysWild.

Carolyn Cadman, Chief Executive at Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: “My family takes part in 30 Days Wild every year and apart from benefitting our health it is great fun. You can do whatever you like, just get outside and go wild."

Lucy McRobert, who started 30 Days Wild, has now published her book ‘365 Days Wild’ which gives her very personal take on the pleasures and benefits of connecting with nature.

As the title implies it is full of ideas as to how to enjoy staying wild throughout the year.

She writes that “the best Random Acts of Wildness immerse you (if only for a few seconds) in nature, setting your senses alight. Smelling freshly fallen rain, tasting the sweet explosion of a fresh blackberry as you pop it in your mouth, wriggling your toes in the icy waters of a stream, waking up to bird song. It’s not just about seeing but experiencing the wild in every way possible.”

Academic research shows that taking part in 30 Days Wild has benefits for people and wildlife.

It improves participants’ health, and happiness; last year 80 per cent of people who took part said they felt more connected to nature and 56 per cent said they felt happier.

It is free to sign up and receive a free pack which features ‘101 Random Acts of Wildness’ or you can download the 30 days wild app.

There are packs curated for schools, businesses and care homes to ensure that everyone is included.