Knighton Wild is participating in City Nature Challenge, organised by Leicester City Council, NatureSpot, Leicester University, and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. This is part of a global event involving 162 cities around the world.
There will be two events to enable people in Knighton to record wildlife in Knighton to contribute to the City’s challenge to record as much wildlife as possible in four days. Everyone is welcome to these events.
Saturday 27th April, 10.30 am-12.30 pm. Meet at Knighton Green at the end of Church Lane, near the bridge). Recording wildlife in Knighton Green and the Churchyard for City Nature Challenge.
The aim of this event is to get baseline records for the Knighton Green area before the work that Friends of Knighton Green are doing takes effect.
Sunday 28th April, 2.00 pm-4.00 pm. Recording wildlife in Knighton Park for City Nature Challenge. (Location: Come to the City Nature Challenge Basecamp in Knighton Park). Joint event organised by Knighton Wild, Friends of Knighton Park, Knighton Park Gardening Club.
The aim is to record as much wildlife as possible in the Park.
The City Council will provide a Basecamp in the Park, with recording sheets, information, some specimen pots and experts on hand to help with identification. The Basecamp will be at the top of the first field on the left as you walk into the park from Palmerston Way Car Park. Refreshments will be provided in the green cabin next to the Sensory Garden.
While you’re in the park, why not follow the Tree Trail using the map on our website.
Do It Yourself
If you can’t get to one of these events, there are others in the City listed on the City Nature Challenge Events page. Or you can do it yourself, recording any wildlife you see in the City between 26th and 29th April and submitting it to NatureSpot or iNaturalist. More information is available on the City Nature Challenge page on NatureSpot abut how to do this. Just a few records of the birds in your garden or the flowers and insects you see on a walk will contribute to the City’s total number of records, species and recorders.