This summarises meetings and events in the near future. Entries in bold are organised by Knighton Wild or taking place in Knighton. Date Description Organiser 21st November Talk on Leicester Peregrine Project Knighton Wild
7.30 pm, Wednesday 21st November Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Leicester LE2 3WG Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) and Leicester City Council have been working together to protect the peregrine falcons that have been nesting in the city for the last few years. After initially nesting on the office block near the St George’s […]
5 people worked in St Mary’s Churchyard on Saturday 15th September. Nicky and Geoff trimmed and cleaned up the hedge we laid last year. You can see Nicky is very pleased with the regrowth which is already thickening up the boundary and providing more shelter. Steve checked out the bird boxes we installed earlier this […]
Richard Iliffe is running a workshop on Fungi identification on Saturday 13th October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The session takes place at the Botanic Garden in Oadby. More information about the event is available on the Botanic Garden website, with information on how to book. This isn’t a Knighton Wild event, but it’s […]
A Taste For Bee Keeping An insight into the life of bees and their care. A talk by Andy White Friday 7th September, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Fosse Neighbourhood Centre. Entry free. More information on the poster.
Wednesday 17th October 13.30 to 15.30 Attenborough Arboretum, 5-23 Carisbrooke Rd, Leicester, LE2 3TQ Come and join an afternoon of planting for bees, butterflies and other pollinators at the Attenborough Arboretum where we will be planting cowslip, primroses, yellow-rattle, and more, enhancing the area with bright yellow, purple, pink and blue plants. The session will […]
Chris Packham has invited people who love wildlife and are concerned about its decline in the UK and the lack of action by the government to join him for a walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on 22nd September. Read more about it on Chris Packham’s website.
Walk in Knighton Spinney to find plant galls Meet at 10.00 am, Sunday 9th September, Knighton Park Palmerston Way Car Park Leader: Chris Leach, British Plant Gall Society Chris came and gave a talk to Knighton Wild last year, and this walk is a follow-up session to enable us to find plant galls in the […]
The next working session will be in St Mary’s Churcyard on Saturday 15th September from 10.00 to 12.30. This will be for grass-raking, checking and cleaning nest boxes, inspecting bug hotels, and general tidying up.
The Open Gardens event with South Knighton Community Events on 7th July was a great success. We raised about £300 for wildlife projects in Knighton, and the Leicestershire Hedgehog Rescue event at Wyndale Road that was linked to Open Gardens raised almost £500 for Hedgehog Rescue. Thank you to all who came along, visited the […]