It was hard work but worth it. 14 friends of Knighton Green helped to clear the ground and sow the wildflower seed for a display of beautiful pollinating flowers all summer. First of all the dead grass and perennial weeds had to be removed and a tilth created with rakes. Then the seed was sown […]
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter. Read about our busy schedule of practical activities in April: sowing a wildflower meadow at Knighton Green, walking in Knighton Park, and recording wildlfie in Knighton Green and Knighton Park for the City Nature Challenge.
Saturday 13th April 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Knighton Green Meet at the Church Lane end near the bridge. We need volunteers who can help us clear the ground and sow our wildflower meadow seed to provide plants for pollinators from Spring through Summer to Autumn. No experience required but wear stout shoes or boots. […]
Knighton Wild is participating in City Nature Challenge, organised by Leicester City Council, NatureSpot, Leicester University, and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. This is part of a global event involving 162 cities around the world. There will be two events to enable people in Knighton to record wildlife in Knighton to contribute to the […]
On Saturday 13th April, we shall be walking round the unfrequented edges of Knighton Park, visiting the hedges and spinneys that form its boundaries with surrounding land, and seeing what we can find in the way of wildlife. Join us at 2.00 pm at the Palmerston Way Car Park entrance to the park for a […]
Leicestershire and Rutland Garden Trust will be holding its AGM and Spring Lecture in Knighton at Leicester Bowling Club, Kenwood Road, Leicester LE2 3PL at 7.00 pm (AGM first, lecture at 7.30 pm) on Thursday 14th March 2019. Guests welcome – £2 on the door. Tea and cake after the talk. The speaker is Matt […]
The apple trees for the small community orchard at Knighton Green arrive today (Monday 25th). There are seven trees in all consisting of five different varieties of Leicestershire heritage apples. We have also marked out the area for the wildflower swathe. Parks are going to clear this and then it will be seeded at a […]
We are planning a work session to check out the churchyard and do any tidying up jobs that need doing on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Meet at 10.30 am in the churchyard.
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter. Read about a talk at our February meeting on Badgers and Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group. Find out what is happening with Knighton Green. Join the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Hear Dave Goulson, the bumblebee expert and author speak at Leicester Lit and Phil.
Here’s a link to our latest newsletter.