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Small things can make a big difference, and by taking up our Big 20 challenge children can have a massive positive effect on the wildlife around them – as well as trying out lots of interesting new things and enjoying themselves on the way.

These challenges can be done in any order, and over any period of time – provided you are under 10 3/4! But why not really challenge yourself to see how many you can do in a school holiday, or over a single term? And to share the fun, why not take up the challenge with a friend, or as part of a team?

So, the question is –

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1
Create a creature-friendly wild area in your garden
2
Go on a nature litter-pick
3
Make a bird nesting box or hedgehog hibernation box
4
Set up a bird table and monitor your visitors
5
Do a wildlife audit of your garden or neighbourhood
6
Grow an insect friendly plant
7
Make a scrapbook of a nature walk
8
Spot 10 different species of bird in your neighbourhood
9
Learn to identify 10 British trees
10
Do a wildlife explore of the beach
11
Grow a sunflower and feed the birds
12
Make a bumblebee house
13
Grow some of your own food
14
Make an ant farm
15
Visit a working farm or wildlife centre
16
Make your own wildlife film
17
Research an animal for each letter of the alphabet
18
Make a small pond in your garden or neighbourhood
19
Make a guide to nature in your neighbourhood
20
Give a talk on wildlife