Can you come and help us this Saturday morning raking the arisings after its late summer cut? We need to remove the growth of grass and dead vegetation so we don’t add nutrient to the soil. The wildflowers in the meadow thrive in poor soil so its important we clear the ground […]
Final details of the morning are as follows: Alan Cann will be helping us with moth and bug identification Chris Leech is also coming along to look for and identify plant galls. Steve Hart is building a big bug hotel to go in the Spinney Programme and timings: Friday 19.00 Set out pitfall traps and […]
Come and help us look for the wildlife on Knighton Green and in St Mary’s churchyard and find out more about the meadows Knighton Wild is looking after. August 24th from 11 am to 1 pm. Hunt for bugs attracted to the plants and trees in the meadows and spinney – come and find out […]
The meadow we sowed in early Spring on Knighton Green is coming into bloom. We have had a lot of positive feedback on the show of flowers. Have you seen it yet? What do you think? We are planning to sow a permanent meadow in the autumn – do you think the border should be […]
22nd to 30th June is swift awareness week and we are planning to repeat our cycle round the area looking for low flying or nesting swifts. We want to know where swifts (and house martins) are active in the area so please look out for them whenever you are out and about in Knighton and […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter with details of the AGM, a request for people to join the committee and a petition on rewilding.
Knighton Wild has been around for over three years now. In that time we have done a lot of things and achieved more than we could have hoped for. Knighton Ward has more wildlife records on NatureSpot than any other ward in the city. We have organised a series of events and talks including a […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter for April-May 2019. Read about the talk at our AGM in May and City Nature Challenge at the end of April.
This summarises meetings and events in the near future. Entries in bold are organised by Knighton Wild or taking place in Knighton. Date and Venue Description Organiser 26th April to 5th May City Nature Challenge Leicester City Council, NatureSpot, Leicester University, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Saturday 27th April, 10.30 am. Meet at Knighton […]
Peter Williams of Leicestershire and Rutland Swift Partnership will be talking about the work of the project at our AGM on 15th May 2019. The AGM will start at 7.30 pm in The Lounge at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. After a short business session, Peter will talk about the work of […]