Category: Event

Open Wildlife Gardens Success

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 […]

Open Wildlife Gardens – 7th July 2018

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 […]

Butterfly Identification Talk and Walk – 30th June 2018

Painted Lady butterfly

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 […]

Exhibition of Art Inspired by Woodland

OUT OF THE WOODS Poster

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 ….

Building insect habitats for the churchyard

Knighton Wild’s next practical activity for St Mary Magdalen Churchyard will be building and installing various habitats for bees and other insects.  This is likely to include logs with holes drilled in them, bamboo canes, nesting boxes and a hibernaculum for a range of different types of insect. The provisional dates are 17th March to […]

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