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Wild Diary competition

Inside a nature diary

Image: The RSPB

Keep a record of every fantastic wild thing you see, hear and touch this summer with your family and friends and then enter our Wild Diary competition.

You'd be amazed what you could find when you become a real nature detective, keeping a record of everything you've discovered.


You can do it in all sorts of places: at home, at your grandparents’, on holiday - anywhere really!


Pick at least 10 different days to write about. Any 10 days will do - they don't have to follow each other, day after day.

What goes into a Wild Diary?

Well, you’ll need to write down what you have found. But you can also draw pictures, take photographs and stick things in you find, such as leaves and feathers (but no really smelly things please!).

Don’t worry if you think you can’t draw very well. Diaries are about what you see and feel, not what your drawings look like.

Here are a few things that every entry to your diary should have:

  • Date, including the year
  • Place
  • Time of day
  • Weather
  • Where you were
  • What nature and wildlife you saw or experienced

What could you win?

Your family or friends could win a Kindle e-reader and an awesome owl puppet kindly donated by our friends at Folkmanis Puppets. The runner up will receive a cool 'What on Earth?' nature wallbook, posterbook and stickerbook kindly donated by our friends at 'What on Earth?'!

How to enter

You have until Friday 11 September 2015 to send us your entry to:

Wild Diary competition
RSPB Wildlife Explorers
The Lodge
SG19 2DL

Remember to include your family or friends' names, age (children only) and address.

We will tell the winners within 21 days of the closing date. If you would like your entry returned, please send us the correct postage and packaging.