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 […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of our butterfly identification talk and walk and open gardens in Knighton, part of our series of events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
Swifts are in trouble. Their breeding numbers plummeted by 47 per cent between 1995-2014, making them an amber-listed species on the list of Birds of Conservation Concern. Why is this happening? The RSPB believes loss of nest sites is at least partly responsible. These migrant birds return from their wintering grounds in Africa to the […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of our mini-Bioblitz in May, part of our series of events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
One of our members has drawn our attention to the Leicester Friends of the Earth petition on Action Network to get Leicester City Council to sign and commit to the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter. She says, “This petition is really worth signing if you care about those woody things – locally lots of trees are […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of activities in May, June and July, including our AGM and events around the theme of wildlife gardening.
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of activities in March and April, including sessions on bird identification and making bug hotels.
Knighton Wild has a number of activities planned for the first half of 2018, starting with sessions to make and install habitats for insects in St Mary’s Churchyard on 17th March and 7th April. On 21st March, we will have a talk on bird identification, followed by a session on Saturday 24th in the morning […]
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 […]