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 […]
Meet at Church Lane end of the site, 2.00 pm. Everyone welcome. Knighton Green is the proposed name for the area at the end of Kenwood Road, also known as Kenwood Road Green Space or Kingsmead Road Green Space. Since earlier this year, we have been exploring the possibility of a project to improve it […]
This month Urban Buzz are having three one off Meadow Management sessions at the beautiful nature space located within the Welford Road Cemetery grounds! Sign up now to get involved as places are limited – you will learn new skills in meadow management along with a whole host of wildlife information! More information in this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Local Leicester artists, Peter Clayton, Michelle Holmes and Sara Kirby, have an exhibition of paintings, prints and fabric art inspired by woodland at the Ferrers Centre at Staunton Harold from 2nd to 17th June 2018. A proportion of the profits are going to Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Details in the poster ….