A WILDLIFE campaign is aiming to prove a big hit with nature lovers.

More than 1,400 people in Cheshire have signed up to The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign, which is supported by a host of leading naturalists. TV presenter, biologist and Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke is backing the project.

She said: “Try 30 Random Acts of Wildness in 30 Days! I’d love people to connect with the wildlife around them. “I think lots of people don’t know how to do it. “This is the perfect way to start and discover how you can make a difference.

“Where will your wild adventure take you? I might dance in a downpour!” The annual campaign to get people engaged with wildlife for the month of June is being supported by leading naturalists, TV presenters and authors.

“The 30 Days Wild project gives individuals, schools and workplaces the opportunity to ‘get wild’ throughout June by undertaking a wild activity each day. TV presenters Nick Baker, Gillian Burke and charttopping James McVey from The Vamps have all put their weight behind the campaign to reconnect people with wildlife in a fun and inspirational way.

Jo Darlington, director of fundraising and communications, said: “In Cheshire, we have a record-breaking number of sign-ups and we can’t wait to see all the different activities people try in June.

“We love seeing people’s photographs and films on our social media. It’s not too late to sign-up if people would like to take part – just visit our website.”

New this year is the first ever Big Wild Weekend on June 16-17. On the Saturday, Cheshire Wildlife Trust will host a special celebration of wildlife on its Twitter account from 12pm to 1pm.

Look out for the hashtag #CheshireWildlifeHour and share your special Cheshire wildlife moments.

From 11am-3pm on the Sunday, the Trust will host a day of wild activities at Marbury Country Park in Northwich.

The event will offer a choice of free activities including willow weaving, creating wild art, spotting wildlife and a guided walk at Trust’s Marbury Reedbed Nature Reserve.