Many members have said they would like sessions to help them identify different species, so we are planning two events in the first half of this year: Birds in March and Butterflies in June. The first of these will be on Wednesday 21st March, 7.30 pm in Knighton Parish Centre on how to identify the […]
Knighton Wild has a number of activities planned for the first half of 2018, starting with sessions to make and install habitats for insects in St Mary’s Churchyard on 17th March and 7th April. On 21st March, we will have a talk on bird identification, followed by a session on Saturday morning at Knighton Park […]
Knighton Wild’s next practical activity for St Mary Magdalen Churchyard will be building and installing various habitats for bees and other insects. This is likely to include logs with holes drilled in them, bamboo canes, nesting boxes and a hibernaculum for a range of different types of insect. The provisional dates are 17th March to […]
Members of Knighton Wild joined other volunteers from Leicester Environmental Volunteers to finish clearing the pond and the area around it. Thanks to Geoff for these photos, which show the work that has been done.
Members of Knighton Wild, John, Steve, Nicky and Michael, made ten bird boxes (two for robins and the rest for tits and nuthatches) and put them up in St Mary’s Churchyard on 26th January ready for the nesting season. Thank you to the four sponsors who covered the costs of the materials. We plan to […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of activities in January, including more work at the Wash Brook Nature Park and putting up bird boxes in the churchyard.
Knighton Wild is planningto organise a meeting for people who live near the green space at the end of Kenwood Road and for anyone else who is interested in creating a wildlife friendly greenspace in the centre of Knighton. We plan to make a bid for some ward funding to hold a couple of meetings […]
Knighton Wild committee member Bev Hart is a member of Leicestershire Hedgehog Rescue and looks after hedgehogs that have been rescued from accidents or found by members of the public in a bad way. She currently has eleven hedgehogs and is desperate for old newspapers that she can use for bedding for the hedgehogs and […]
We plan to put up a small number of bird nesting boxes in St Mary Magdalen Churchyard on Saturday 20th January between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm. There will be a session the previous Saturday (13th January) for a small number of people to build the nest boxes. Space is limited due to the size […]
Leicester Environment Volunteers have organised two sessions at Wash Brook Nature Park in January. The first, on Thursday 18th January from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, will follow on from the work we did on 20th December around the pond, removing more sedge, cutting back the brambles and scrub that is encroaching on the pond, […]