Category Archives for News

Branded Wildlife Signs by Hayley Powell

Some of the islands and promontories have been set aside to allow ground nesting birds to raise their young. Hayley Powell, a boater who is an artist blacksmith, made up some brands to produce eye catching and durable signs to … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by Jules
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Wildlife Annual Report 2012

David Boddy’s Annual Report gives a full breakdown of activities and outcomes for the Marina’s Wildlife (both flora and fauna). The Bat Report is not included here but can be seen under the ‘Bat’ Section of the Wildlife website.

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Our Oystercatchers

Through 2012, we had a pair of Oystercatchers at the Marina. They made a couple of nests in different areas and produced eggs but these were taken before hatching. It’s now February 2013 and they have just returned, so we … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Wildlife Area Signs

Hayley Powell (www.foreverforged.co.uk), our Blacksmithing Moorer, has designed and made a brand which will go onto wooden boards and, by early Spring, placed at known nesting areas around the Marina. We had a large number of birds breeding at the … Continue reading

20. December 2012 by Voyager
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Wetland Bird Surveys

WeBS, British Trust for Ornithology partners, has been running for over 50 years and monitors waterbird populations in the UK. Counts are carried out at over 2,000 wetland sites. Counts are usually undertaken on a single day each month. Two … Continue reading

18. December 2012 by Voyager
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Wildlife Leaflets

Richard Triggs is a wonderful photographer and several of the striking images on this site are thanks to him. He has now put some of these photographs into three excellent wildlife information leaflets which describe what is round and about … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Voyager
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Towpath Tidying

The Marina works closely with Canal & River Trust and has ‘adopted’ a mile of the canal from Potlocks Bridge to just the other side of Willington. Under Jules Aucott’s leadership, there have been towpath and wood tidies, vegetation cutbacks … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Voyager
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David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012

David Bellamy’s Gold Award has been given to us for the second year running for the work we are doing to “protect and enhance Britain’s natural environment”. This is a wonderful accolade and huge credit goes to the Marina Partners … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Voyager
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Rescued Mallard Release

On the 21st July 2012 eight mallard fledglings were released into the marina. They had been rescued as small ducklings when they were only about two days old. Their mother had been killed when trying to cross them over the … Continue reading

27. July 2012 by Jules
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LENS Visit

Members of Long Eaton Natural History Society visited the Marina on 21st May. It was a perfect evening and they found plenty to enjoy and examine as they walked the site with David Boddy. They knew a huge amount about many different types of wildlife – the trees … Continue reading

21. May 2012 by Jo
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