Join us for a practical work session in St Mary’s Churchyard on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Leicester City Council will be cutting the grass in the wildflower areas this week, and we will go in on Saturday to rake away the cuttings so that they don’t form a thatch […]
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You can view our August 2017 newsletter here, with information about the Uban Buzz Leicester and practical events at the Wash Brook reserve and Wash Brook allotments. Please note the change of date for the Plant Galls Talk in November (from 15th to 8th) since the Newsletter was sent out.
Plant galls are an abnormal growth of a plant in response to an attack by some other organism – fungus, bacteria, virus or invertebrate. The growths they produce are often fascinating and colourful, and the organisims that cause the galls often have unusual and interesting life cycles, like the tongues of fire gall, which has […]
The British Plant Gall Society has organised two walks in Brocks Hill Country Park on Sunday 3rd September to look for galls jointly with the Leicester Lit and Phil Natural History Section. The walks will be led by Chris Leach, who is talking to Knighton Wild on the subject of Plant Galls on 15th November. […]
Join us to hear Ben Devine, LRWT Comunity Engagement Officer, talking about the project at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 11th October, The Lounge, Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. The Black to Green Project aims to connect people with the rapid landscape change that has taken place in the Heart of the National […]
Come and find out about the Urban Buzz Leicester project from Nick Packham of Buglife. 7.30 pm, Wednesday 13th September 2017, The Lounge, Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. £1 Knighton Wild members, £3 non-members. Join us to hear Nick Packham of Bug Life and the Urban Buzz Project talk about the work […]
Members of the Tree Survey Group are carrying out a online survey of the tree cover in Knighton using software called i-Tree Canopy. To use the software, you create geographical areas and upload them into the package. It then generates random points in the area, and the user has to categorise the ground cover at […]
Sunday 3rd September 2017, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, Wash Brook Allotments, Welford Road As part of the Royal Horicultural Society National Garden Scheme, the allotments will be open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm, Admission £3. The allotments have a wildflower meadow, and Knighton Wild will be conducting a mini-Bioblitz to […]
Join us for a walk round the Wash Brook Nature Reserve on Saturday 26th August 2017. Meet at the entrance on Knighton Lane East at 2.00 pm. (The entrance is just before the railway bridge on the south side of the road.) We shall be walking round the reserve looking for birds, plants, […]
You can view our June 2017 newsletter here, with information about the Moth Breakfast, St Mary’s Churchyard and a practical evening of tree survey skills.