Update – Three of us cycled round Knighton and Clarendon Park on Thursday evening. In several areas, there was no sign of swifts. Peter thought that they would be feeding up high where they are out of sight, and it may be better to check later in the evening. We did confirm a reported nest […]
Knighton Wild and South Knighton Community Events (SKCE) are jointly organising an Open Gardens event on Saturday 7th July 2018 focussing on gardens in Knighton where the owners put an emphasis on wildlife. The event starts at 1.00 pm, and maps are available from St Guthlac’s Church on Holbrook Road for a donation (suggested minimum […]
Saturday 30th June 2018, 10.00am to 1.00pm Knighton Parish Centre Lounge, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG Knighton Park Sensory Garden, LE2 3YQ £1 members, £3 non-members Urban green spaces, such as gardens and parks, are important habitats for butterflies as their numbers are decreasing dramatically, particularly in the intensively farmed countryside. Butterflies are good environmental […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of our butterfly identification talk and walk and open gardens in Knighton, part of our series of events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
Swifts are in trouble. Their breeding numbers plummeted by 47 per cent between 1995-2014, making them an amber-listed species on the list of Birds of Conservation Concern. Why is this happening? The RSPB believes loss of nest sites is at least partly responsible. These migrant birds return from their wintering grounds in Africa to the […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of our mini-Bioblitz in May, part of our series of events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
One of our members has drawn our attention to the Leicester Friends of the Earth petition on Action Network to get Leicester City Council to sign and commit to the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter. She says, “This petition is really worth signing if you care about those woody things – locally lots of trees are […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of activities in May, June and July, including our AGM and events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
Local Leicester artists, Peter Clayton, Michelle Holmes and Sara Kirby, have an exhibition of paintings, prints and fabric art inspired by woodland at the Ferrers Centre at Staunton Harold from 2nd to 17th June 2018. A proportion of the profits are going to Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Details in the poster ….
Working with the Allotment Society, we have organised a mini-Bioblitz at the Queen’s Road Allotments on Sunday 27th May. The aims will be to identify and record as many species as we can during the day and to help allotment owners understand the wildlife on the site and how to encourage it. We will put […]