Wildlife

Keep upto date with all the things happening here at urban moorings.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 20:10

In Memory of Paul Howland

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Paul Howland 16-10-52 to 26-12-18

 

We are devastated to announce the death of one of our founder members Paul Howland, who passed away suddenly on his boat at Urban Moorings, Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton.

Sunday, 04 November 2018 15:51

Creating a Space for Boater Services

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As you can see, we have an unseemly amount of bricks and rubble to remove from the site we wish to use for boat services. We are using as much of it as we can to back-fill the moorings to stop any further erosion of the banks.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 08:53

Green House build

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We started on the clearing the green house area in March. As with every part of this site Buddleia removal is the first job. Its chopping hacking shredding,burning and then stump removal. It's hard work and we can hear the screams but buddleia is the butterfly plant. Buddleia is an invasive species that takes over everything and destroys diversity.

Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:58

Spring 2018

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Yea Spring is here !!! First tulips are coming out. The grave (hollyhocks) is beginning to come up again.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:41

Sweet Summer Sunshine......Or Rain Maybe

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So summer is here and so far its been a good summer here at Urban Moorings.

We received the tenancy for the boathouse buildings and associated land from Wolverhampton Council. Despite what some may say about councils, the people we have dealt with at Wolverhampton Council have been very supportive and helpful.

Friday, 16 March 2018 17:17

Salad Pallet

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Good use being made of an old pallet​ and some of the bags we get our wood in (off cuts courtesy of Harris Moore Fine Art Framers). Our Salad Bar. Back of pallet covered with bags and whole thing placed on top of the compost bin sides. Should work well.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:59

Kingfisher at Urban Moorings

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We had a visitor in the arm. Just managed to get a picture.  Kingfishers are small unmistakable bright blue and orange birds of slow moving or still water.

Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:29

BCN Cleanup 2018

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Thanks to the big BCN clean up who paid us a visit today and took a load of scrap/rubbish. Every year the IWA, WRG and BCN society organise workboats and invite volunteers to help them remove rubbish from the canal.

Donate to The Project

Anything you can donate towards the project would be gratefully received. We can use the money to buy seed for the garden, food for the wildlife, cups of tea for volunteers, and materials to restore the historic buildings.