Monthly Archives: October 2013

Managing Rawcliffe Meadows – What it is and why it is managed the way it is

The document below was originally produced as the text of a public talk by our ecologist Martin Hammond that we initiated to advise residents near to Rawcliffe Meadows about the discrete management changes that we being brought about as we entered our third … Continue reading

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Let the Cattle Graze in Peace Please

Just before we start removing the cattle off Rawcliffe Meadows due to the increasingly wet weather in late October and the resultant boggy ground I thought a couple of pictures of this years mix were due. As usual we’ve had … Continue reading

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The Vale of York Conservation Volunteers Working on Rawcliffe Meadows Pond Compound 30 – 31 October 2013

The Vale of York group of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) will be working on Rawcliffe Meadows within and around the Pond compound at the southern end of the site on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October 2013 helping to cut down the vegetation … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Water Press Release Regarding Rawcliffe Meadows 9th October 2013

Yorkshire Water have issued a press release around their and Mott McDonald Bentley’s work in the area entitled Habitat Boost for Rawcliffe Meadows. Unfortunately, as well as misspelling our spokesperson’s surname there is an error of detail. Rawcliffe Meadows is … Continue reading

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Anyone Like to Build us an Invertebrate Bank?

We’d originally considered making a sand martin habitat but the construction and maintenance involved have put us off. However, the environmental architect has proposed the idea about a ‘sand bank’ involve building up a ‘layer cake’ of sandy soil with layers … Continue reading

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Cycle Track Repairs on Rawcliffe Meadows w/c 7 October 2013

During the week commencing 7th October 2013 contractors for the Environment Agency will be repairing those sections of the cycle track through Rawcliffe Meadows that were damaged during barrier bank repairs. Please observe any notices.

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Transferring Tansy from the Homestead to Rawcliffe Meadows

Got an email this week from Dan Calvert at City of York Council to say that he’d been contacted by Bob Williams of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust with the offer of five clumps of tansy. We agreed to pick … Continue reading

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FoRM join the Tansy Bettle Action Group

The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows (FoRM) are pleased to relate that they’ve been invited to and have agreed to join the Tansy Beetle Action Group (T-BAG). This invitation is on the basis that Rawcliffe Meadows has managed to host a critically significant … Continue reading

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