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 […]
Month: June 2018
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]