Monthly Archives: July 2013

Emergency work party – New Meadow Sunday 4th August 2013 14:30 onwards

Subject to the New Meadow and damaged area to the north having been ploughed and power-harrowed before then, along with the hay bales having been delivered, it is hoped to spread the hay on Sunday afternoon from two bales cut … Continue reading

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New Meadow story – work continues

As a result of a sewage leak in 2012 the New Meadow we had originally recreated in 1994 was badly damaged. We started work later in 2012, with Yorkshire Water’s assistance, to repair the damage but subsequent flooding by the … Continue reading

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Next Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party – Sunday 28th July 2013 from 10:30

The next work party, on Sunday 28 July 10:30 onwards, will be at the New Meadow – the gated-off area just west of the cycle track below the path to Rawcliffe/Clifton Ings. We need to rake off flood and other … Continue reading

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Floodplain Meadows Partnership

Now the hay is cut and largely baled, and we await Lammas day to start the grazing (12 August), it seemed an opportunity to point visitors to the leaflet published by the Floodplain Meadows Partnership  (FMP) about Rawcliffe Meadows and … Continue reading

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Water Meadow

Rawcliffe Meadows is a water meadow, or floodplain meadow. This means that at times it is inundated with water from the River Ouse that upon the water being allowed to discharge back into the river as the threat to the … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Vale of York, past and present

On page 43 of “Archaeology and Landscape in the Vale of York” by Mark Whyman and Andy J Howard, published by York Archaeological Trust in 2005 it is stated that “current understanding suggests that the intensity and severity of flooding may … Continue reading

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Tansy beetle life cycle

The life cycle of the tansy beetle is described in detail in Chapman, et al., (2006), Ecology of the Tansy Beetle, Naturalist 131 and Oxford et al., (2003), The jewel of York – ecology and conservation of the Tansy Beetle, … Continue reading

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