Working Groups

Knighton Wild has three active working groups.

Wash Brook Reserve Group

Members of Knighton Wild joined a working group cleaning in and round the pond at Wash Brook Nature Park on Thursday 18th January 2018 and  on Wednesday 24th January.  Work on the pond will not take place again until after the breeding season for amphibians.  Keep an eye open for other activities at the reserve.  More details of the last event…

St Mary Magdalen Churchyard Group

This group organises practical activities in the churchyard to maintain it in a wildlife friendly way, and works with the church and the City Council.  This activity is part of the Royal Horticultural Society It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme.  The group is responsible for the wildflower areas, shown in green on the map below and for maintaining the churchyard to encourage wildlife..

There were guided tours of the churchyard on Sunday 25th June 2017.

A work session was held on Saturday 16th June 2017 to rake up the grass cuttings.

Members of Knighton Wild laid a hedge along the north-west  side of the churchyard on Saturday 25th November 2017.  Photos before and after and a link to other photos here…

There was also a session to make and install bird boxes in the churchyard.  More details…  The next practical sessions will be to create habitats for insects.  More details…  In the meantime, email info@knightonwild.org.uk if you are interested.  If you can sponsor the cost of materials email the same address.

Tree Survey Group

The Tree Survey Group is organising practical activities around trees in Knighton.  The first activities are about surveying the trees we have.  There was a practical tree survey skills session in Knighton Park on 27th July 2017. The group is also carrying out a software-based analysis of the tree canopy cover in Knighton.