Environmental Projects....

.The club continues to undertake a varied and active involvement with environmental projects - NEXT WORK PARTY DATE = 18th March 2024

Recent Environmental Projects...

Woodland maintenance at Wyggeston Wood          

  • 18 Aug 22                                                     
  • 09 Sep 22                                       
  • 02 Dec 22 in conjunction with RC Blaby                                                         
  • 24 Jan 23 in conjunction with RC Blaby                                                        
  • 28 Feb 23 in conjunction with RC Blaby
  • 25 July In conjunction with RC Blaby
  • 3 Nov - Coppicing and woodland maintenance
  • 17 Mar 24

Litter Pick collections                            

  • 09 Sep 22                                                          
  • 24 Jan 23                                                         
  • 28 Feb 23
  • 8th May 23 - Litter Picking in Blaby/Countesthorpe, in conjuction with Blaby Scouts 
  • 28th Oct - Litter Pick

Nest box Installations

  • 03 Dec 22  - 3 owl nest boxes installed at Wyggeston Wood                                   

Pond extension work at Wyggeston Wood                 

  • Dec 22 – Jan 23 existing pond increased in size by ~60 m2

Wyggeston Hospital - Lecture                   

  • 03 Nov 2022 Talk about Wyggestons Wood to residents, 

Crocus planting (Oct 22– Nov 23)

  • Aigburth Care Home, Oadby
  • Knighton Green in conjunction with Knighton Wild
  • Knighton Park in conjunction with Leicester City Council
  • Wyggestons Gardens in conjunction with Wyggestons Hospital Trust
  • Wyggestons Wood
  • Woodhouse

Native hedgerow planting (09 Dec 22)

  • 09 Dec 2022 Approx. 110 m native hedgerow planting at Gaulby Lodge Farm

Tree planting & wildflower seeding at Wigston Town Cricket Club

  • 04 April 2023 15 trees planted varying from 0.5 to 2.5 m & Wildflower seeding over ~10 m2
Garden Projects

  • 8 May 2023 - Aigburth Care Home - weeding and tidying residents garden

Fruit Tee Planting

  • 03 March 2024 - Planted native fruit trees in Knighton Green with Knighton Wild.  The project was funded by the award of a DEMG with the balance of expenditure contributed by Knighton Wild. Thanks to Adam’s Apples of Cullompton and Goscote Nurseries of Cossington for supplying heritage apples trees and a local plum tree respectively.
  • 23 & 28 March 2024 - More fruit tree planting.

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Environmental Projects.... sub-pages:

Tree Planting

more On a bright early spring morning seven substantial fruit trees of heritage varieties were planted by members of the Club and Knighton Wild at Knighton Green.

Wyggeston Wood work Party - Cancelled MUD !!

more Please contact Stuart if you are wanting to join the merry band. Please also note, the parking conditions are not good due to the incessant (or that’s how it seems!) rain - sharing cars where possible would be good.

Hedge Planting at Gaulby Lodge Farm

more 100 + whips planted as infill in gaps on existing hedge row..

Litter Pick with Blaby Scouts

more Meet JANE YOUNG at 9.50am at The Blaby Scout Hut, Skippers Cl, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4JD. in readiness for a 10 am start. HI VIZ club tabards to be worn.....

Wyggeston Wood - Work Parties

more .

Andrew Robinson giving members of the Rotary Club of Blaby and their guests the history, development and future plans for Wyggeston’s Wood.

Wygeston Wood - Work Party

more In conjunction with Blaby Rotary Club