Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Birds are Gathering at Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield

Despite the mild winter, numbers of birds are building-up in the Cornfield with a mixed flock of around 200 Tree Sparrows and Greenfinches. These are accompanied by at least 30 Reed Buntings and around 20 Yellowhammers with small numbers of Corn … Continue reading

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The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 2nd February 2014 from 10:30 at the Reservoir Basin (subject to flooding)

Subject to flooding and the weather, the next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party is from 10:30 on Sunday 2nd February 2014 at the Reservoir Basin. We will be coppicing the shrubs below the allotments as part of the Scrub … Continue reading

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What sort of signage would you like to see on Rawcliffe Meadows, York

Over the 24 years of our existence the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows have had several different sets of signage or interpretation on the site. The first experience was of a relatively lightweight board by the pond that was vandalised the … Continue reading

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Restore our meadows, a most cost-effective flood defence

By Emma Rothero, The Open University and David Gowing, The Open University For the second winter running the UK has been hit by widespread flooding, accompanied by agonised debates over whether government is really committed to adequate spending on flood … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2013 is now available

The twenty-third annual report of the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows is now available as a 422Kb PDF file. Feel free to circulate but please respect the data recorders information rights as noted within the document. FORM_ANNUAL_REPORT_2013 Final PDF

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report Sunday 5th January 2014

Thanks to Judi, Sara, Helen, Ron, Gary and Carol  for helping us on 5th January – some new areas are prepared for 2014 tansy beetles plus a bit of hazel coppicing in the Blue Beck Copse as part of the on-going … Continue reading

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The Story of City of York Council’s Cycle Path Planning Application Across Rawcliffe Meadows SSSI

Following the announcement that Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings were to become England’s newest Site of Special Scientific Interest, we had hoped that City of York Council would be celebrating the protection of an important part of York’s heritage – … Continue reading

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