October is all about conkers...

We love conkers. We collect them, we make art with them, we have mugs about them. We're a little obsessed with them. And this month, we're here to make you obsessed, too!


Be part of The Big Conker Survey

Is yours the most conker crazy school in the UK? Perhaps you live in the most competitive conker town? We want to make the definitive guide to the UK's conker capers. Join in now and tell us what you do with your conkers! Are you conker creatives, or spider scarers? 

Please take 5 mins and let us know. We'll publish the findings at the end of the month. It will also help us make sure the conker stuff we've got planned this autumn is of interest and use to you. There's point saying "Play conkers!" if no-one really knows how, right?

Take our short survey


This weekend's Conker Challenges

1. Collect your conkers... Let's see how many!   2. Create conker art - preferably hedgehog art...

Ian Green, wildife photographer and tutor got in touch via Twitter. He shared his daughter's fabulous leaf hedgehog. 

Leaf hedgehog

Then National Trust Glendurgan North Helford joined in! Seems they were making hedgehogs too.

Leaf hedgehog 2

So we set a challenge for the weekend. "Leaf and conker hedhehogs!" we said, "With conker shells?!" Even better! 

Get creative this weekend and share your creations via or Twitter using #BonkersForConkers. Or you can post them to our Facebook page

Have an idea for a conker-themed activity? Share fun ideas by adding them to our Wild Time Ideas page online.


Video makers & vloggers get ready!

We have some fun challenges ahead: from our Bonkers4Conkers Rap, to our Why are Conkers Wild? video challenge.

Our youngest Wild Thing decided to kick-start her blogging career with an educational video!

YouTube Conker video


The Wild Network Conker Awards!

Yes, of course they're real... We're making them out of conkers. To be in with a chance of winning? Let us know how #BonkersForConkers you are. Is your school the most conker friendly in the country? Do your kids have the biggest collection in the UK? (Probably not, we're sure it's ours!) Does your town have the best conker competition? Any other reason you should win a Conker Award?! We're all conker ears...

Share your story and we'll feature you on the site, or you can write us a blog, send us a video - just get involved via Twitter or Facebook.  


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Wild Time Ideas

We've loads of great Wild Time ideas for you to try when you're out in The Wild. You can also log in and load up ideas of your own!

Wild blogs

"Keep out of doors as much as you can..." Author Kathryn Aalto writes about the timeless classic that is Winnie The Pooh

Why we need nature writing Robert Macfarlane's New Statesman article - and The Wild Network's response


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