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 ….
Working with the Allotment Society, we have organised a mini-Bioblitz at the Queen’s Road Allotments on Sunday 27th May. The aims will be to identify and record as many species as we can during the day and to help allotment owners understand the wildlife on the site and how to encourage it. We will put […]
This visit has been cancelled, as not enough people signed up for it. Hicks Lodge is in the Heart of the National Forest. Ben Devine talked about it when he spoke at our meeting in October 2017. This is an opportunty to visit the Heart of the Forest with Ben and to see the changes […]
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 […]
Many members have said they would like sessions to help them identify different species, so we are planning two events in the first half of this year: Birds in March and Butterflies in June. The first of these will be on Wednesday 21st March, 7.30 pm in Knighton Parish Centre on how to identify the […]
Members of Knighton Wild joined other volunteers from Leicester Environmental Volunteers to finish clearing the pond and the area around it. Thanks to Geoff for these photos, which show the work that has been done.
Members of Knighton Wild, John, Steve, Nicky and Michael, made ten bird boxes (two for robins and the rest for tits and nuthatches) and put them up in St Mary’s Churchyard on 26th January ready for the nesting season. Thank you to the four sponsors who covered the costs of the materials. We plan to […]
We plan to put up a small number of bird nesting boxes in St Mary Magdalen Churchyard on Saturday 20th January between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm. There will be a session the previous Saturday (13th January) for a small number of people to build the nest boxes. Space is limited due to the size […]