On 16th May Sally Cunningham will be talking about Ecological Gardening at Knighton Wild’s meeting, which starts at 7.30 pm in the Lounge at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton. Sally is the author of ‘Ecological Gardening‘, published by Timber Press. Ecological gardening is about how to grow not only for a healthy garden but […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s the latest newsletter with details of activities in January, including more work at the Wash Brook Nature Park and putting up bird boxes in the churchyard.
Knighton Wild is planningto organise a meeting for people who live near the green space at the end of Kenwood Road and for anyone else who is interested in creating a wildlife friendly greenspace in the centre of Knighton. We plan to make a bid for some ward funding to hold a couple of meetings […]
Knighton Wild committee member Bev Hart is a member of Leicestershire Hedgehog Rescue and looks after hedgehogs that have been rescued from accidents or found by members of the public in a bad way. She currently has eleven hedgehogs and is desperate for old newspapers that she can use for bedding for the hedgehogs and […]