A Taste For Bee Keeping An insight into the life of bees and their care. A talk by Andy White Friday 7th September, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Fosse Neighbourhood Centre. Entry free. More information on the poster.
Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technology at the University of Sheffield, will be giving the Annual Lecture for LRGT at 7.30 pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Leicester University. Tickets to be booked in advance: £10 Friends £12.50 Guests. More information on the LRGT website.
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.
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 […]
The City Council has produced a draft plan for the future of Knighton Park from 2018 to 2024. Here is a copy of the plan that you can read in PDF format: Management Outline Knighton Park If you have comments, you can make them in the comments form below or email them to us, and […]
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 […]