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Swift Survey – Results – 28th June 2018

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 […]

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Open Wildlife Gardens – 7th July 2018

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 […]

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Butterfly Identification Talk and Walk – 30th June 2018

Painted Lady butterfly

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 […]

Swift Survey 2018

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 […]

Exhibition of Art Inspired by Woodland


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 ….

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