22nd to 30th June is swift awareness week and we are planning to repeat our cycle round the area looking for low flying or nesting swifts. We want to know where swifts (and house martins) are active in the area so please look out for them whenever you are out and about in Knighton and […]
This summarises meetings and events in the near future. Entries in bold are organised by Knighton Wild or taking place in Knighton. Date and Venue Description Organiser 26th April to 5th May City Nature Challenge Leicester City Council, NatureSpot, Leicester University, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Saturday 27th April, 10.30 am. Meet at Knighton […]
The meadow we sowed in early Spring on Knighton Green is coming into bloom. We have had a lot of positive feedback on the show of flowers. Have you seen it yet? What do you think? We are planning to sow a permanent meadow in the autumn – do you think the border should be […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter with details of the AGM, a request for people to join the committee and a petition on rewilding.
Knighton Wild has been around for over three years now. In that time we have done a lot of things and achieved more than we could have hoped for. Knighton Ward has more wildlife records on NatureSpot than any other ward in the city. We have organised a series of events and talks including a […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter for April-May 2019. Read about the talk at our AGM in May and City Nature Challenge at the end of April.
Peter Williams of Leicestershire and Rutland Swift Partnership will be talking about the work of the project at our AGM on 15th May 2019. The AGM will start at 7.30 pm in The Lounge at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. After a short business session, Peter will talk about the work of […]
It was hard work but worth it. 14 friends of Knighton Green helped to clear the ground and sow the wildflower seed for a display of beautiful pollinating flowers all summer. First of all the dead grass and perennial weeds had to be removed and a tilth created with rakes. Then the seed was sown […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter. Read about our busy schedule of practical activities in April: sowing a wildflower meadow at Knighton Green, walking in Knighton Park, and recording wildlfie in Knighton Green and Knighton Park for the City Nature Challenge.
Saturday 13th April 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Knighton Green Meet at the Church Lane end near the bridge. We need volunteers who can help us clear the ground and sow our wildflower meadow seed to provide plants for pollinators from Spring through Summer to Autumn. No experience required but wear stout shoes or boots. […]