On Saturday 13th April, we shall be walking round the unfrequented edges of Knighton Park, visiting the hedges and spinneys that form its boundaries with surrounding land, and seeing what we can find in the way of wildlife. Join us at 2.00 pm at the Palmerston Way Car Park entrance to the park for a […]
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 14th March 2019, 7.30 pm, Leicester Bowls Club, Kenwood Road Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife, on the Small Creatures that keep us alive Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust 21st March […]
The apple trees for the small community orchard at Knighton Green arrive today (Monday 25th). There are seven trees in all consisting of five different varieties of Leicestershire heritage apples. We have also marked out the area for the wildflower swathe. Parks are going to clear this and then it will be seeded at a […]
We are planning a work session to check out the churchyard and do any tidying up jobs that need doing on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Meet at 10.30 am in the churchyard.
The County Council and TCV are running an intermediate hedgelaying course at Sharnford on 12th and 13th January 2019. Details in the PDF Rural Skills Training Leaflet.
Join us for a walk round Knighton Spinney on Saturday 29th December 2018 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Meet at the gate to the Spinney at 10.30 am, for a walk round to see what is about at this time of year and to visit and take photographs of the points on the Nature […]
On Saturday 17th November, members of Leicester de Montfort Rotary Club and scouts from 68th Leicester Scout Group, who meet on Cademan Close, got together to plan 2,000 crocus bulbs at Knighton Green. Since hearing about the plans to improve the area, Simon Smart, one of the scout leaders has been keen to get involved. […]
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 […]