Families, schools, and groups in Helensburgh are being encouraged to take part in a month-long challenge set by The Wildlife Trusts.

The 30 Days Wild challenge runs throughout the month of June and asks participants to do one ‘wild’ thing per day.

Activities could include wildlife-watching, planting wildflower seeds, listening to birdsong, and even something as simple as eating outdoors.

Every year The Wildlife Trusts invite people to do one wild act every single day during the month of June, with the aim of bringing people closer to nature.

Last year supporters completed over 16 million acts of wildness; the most popular activities were wildlife-watching, eating outdoors, planting wildflower seeds and listening to birdsong.  

Other suggested wild acts include litter picking in your local area, bug-hunting and even taking on a fund-raising challenge for wildlife. 

The 30 Days Wild challenge has an enthusiastic fan base and has attracted celebrity support from the likes of TV presenters Monty Don, Liz Bonnin and Dr Amir Khan.

This year it is being championed by The Vamps’ guitarist James McVey, who said: "I personally take huge enjoyment from being in nature, whether that's doing 10,000 steps from my house, down to the river and back, or even something as simple as opening the windows and listening to the green parakeets in the summer.

"I like 30 Days Wild because it's open to everyone and we can all benefit by giving just an ounce of effort! Please get involved.” 

Across the UK, more than 30,000 people have already signed up for the programme.

To register or find out more, click here.