Join the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, taking place this year from 5th-12th June 2021.
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Thank you to everyone who took part in #FestofNature21
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The Festival of Nature is back and looking a bit different this year with a brand new programme of activity to help everyone discover new ways to connect with nature this summer.

This year’s festival is all about ‘Nature’s Voices’ celebrating and honouring how nature has supported us through the pandemic, and the ways we can work together with nature to support our collective recoveries

Check our blog for daily activity updates and links to catch up on anything you’ve missed, book on to a live event and follow the action on socials #FestOfNature21

Download the Voices For Nature podcast

Throughout Festival of Nature 2021 we will be releasing podcasts about how you can take Action for Nature and help the nature on your doorstep.

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Everyday Actions

At Festival of Nature we are all about celebrating this beautiful, complex, awe inspiring natural world and the amazing people and organisations working tirelessly to keep it that way.

That includes you! You might not know it but you are probably already doing things everyday that are great for nature and also great for you! From saving water to growing veg, and walking to school to reusing carrier bags.

Check out our Everyday Actions hub for a whole range of downloadable activities, materials, videos and links to help you connect with nature in your neighbourhood and discover how your everyday actions can help with nature’s recovery:

take less
Reduce your personal impact on the natural world by cutting down waste and consumption

Every time that you skip buying or using something, you are taking positive action for nature, and we have all been guilty of occasionally taking a little more than we need. Every product you buy or activity you take part in takes some kind of resource from the natural world, big or small. So by taking small steps to reduce what you consume, you are making a big difference that seriously adds up over time. You might even save some money along the way!

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choose better
Switch to more sustainable products and services, supporting a nature friendly economy

From food to travel and electricity to entertainment, we all need to consume products and services to live healthy, comfortable, modern lives and some of them we would find very hard to live without. By shopping local and choosing to switch to products and services that try hard to keep their impacts low, you are rewarding those companies for their efforts and promoting a more wildlife friendly economy – and it doesnt always have to cost the earth!

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demand more
Lend your voice to encourage policy makers, businesses and institutions to be more nature friendly

As citizens, constituents, consumers and voters we have more influence than we know over the decision makers that provide the structure for society. People and organisations with the power to influence large scale change follow the priorities of people like you, so by letting them know that nature is a big priority for you and thanking those you see doing a good job, you can help drive positive change at a bigger scale!

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give back
Give nature a helping hand by volunteering, creating a space for nature or supporting a charity

Want to connect with nature in your neighbourhood, meet some new people or support nature more directly? Try gifting your time as a volunteer or some space in your garden for wildlife, helping monitor wildlife on your doorstep as a citizen scientist or gifting a bit of cash to an organisation to take action for nature on your behalf.

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Watch back on YouTube

Catch up any films you have missed from #FestofNature21 on YouTube

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE
Everything is a bit different this year and we’d love to know what you think, and what you’ll take away from the festival to help you connect with nature this summer. To to say thank you for your thoughts, our friends at BBC Wildlife Magazine have offered a free digital download of their latest issue – just fill in the online form to get a free download link.
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The Natural History Consortium is a collaboration between Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath and Northeast Somerset Council, BBC, Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Defra, Forestry England, National Trust, Natural England, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and Woodland Trust.

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