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 […]
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 […]
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.
5 people worked in St Mary’s Churchyard on Saturday 15th September. Nicky and Geoff trimmed and cleaned up the hedge we laid last year. You can see Nicky is very pleased with the regrowth which is already thickening up the boundary and providing more shelter. Steve checked out the bird boxes we installed earlier this […]
The next working session will be in St Mary’s Churcyard on Saturday 15th September from 10.00 to 12.30. This will be for grass-raking, checking and cleaning nest boxes, inspecting bug hotels, and general tidying up.
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 […]
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 […]
We plan to put up a small number of bird nesting boxes in St Mary Magdalen Churchyard on Saturday 20th January between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm. There will be a session the previous Saturday (13th January) for a small number of people to build the nest boxes. Space is limited due to the size […]
Knighton Wild was awarded Level 3- Advancing at the It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards in Leicester for our work in St Mary’s Churchyard in Knighton. The award reflects the work that we have put in to the churchyard, but are at the early stages compared to some well established groups. The top level is 5. The […]
Join us for a practical work session in St Mary’s Churchyard on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Leicester City Council will be cutting the grass in the wildflower areas this week, and we will go in on Saturday to rake away the cuttings so that they don’t form a thatch […]