Monthly Archives: May 2015

Report on Restoring and Re-creating Species-rich Grassland Workshops on 27th May

The interest in the workshop on restoring and re-creating species-rich grassland on 27th May proved so popular that we had to split it into two sessions of 15 attendees each, although three people actually didn’t appear on the day. Those … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home for nesting birds

A comprehensive survey of the breeding birds of Rawcliffe Meadows is being undertaken for the first time this year. Final results will be available later in the summer but this map indicates the territories occupied by Great Tit, one of … Continue reading

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A Walk Looking at the Landscape History of Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows on Tuesday 16th June 6:30 pm

You’re probably aware that the remaining Ings meadows along the River Ouse are an important part of York’s natural environment. But these grasslands can also tell us fascinating stories about how local people used the resources around them. Perhaps harvested for hay … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Events in June 2015

Sunday 7th June 2 p.m. – The Tansy Beetle: putting research into practice: conserving the Jewel of York with Dr Geoff Oxford, University of York – Tansy Beetle specialist Sunday 14th June 2 p.m. – A mini-beast tour: explaining how invertebrate surveys inform … Continue reading

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Work Party Report 21 May 2015 – Tending the Tansy

Thanks to Masha, Ron, Judi, Helen and Tessa for spending a pleasant evening controlling the plants surrounding the new and old plots of tansy to the north of the site. The well established plants  to the west of New Meadow … Continue reading

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A Walking History of Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows

As those who have traversed the pages of this web site will know our ecologist, Martin Hammond, has made an extensive study of the York Ings and published both a small booklet (see bottom of this page) and a larger … Continue reading

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Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 21st May from 6:30 at the New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on  Thursday 21st May from 6:30 onwards on the New Meadow. We’ll be weeding up to 30 cm around the tansy plants to reduce competing vegetation while letting the Tansy Beetles … Continue reading

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Work Party Report 10 May 2015

The plan for today was to cut a path around the Pond avoiding tansy plants and Tansy Beetles. This was done successfully despite their only being four of us but both plants and beetles were everywhere, including on other plants … Continue reading

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Restoring and re-creating species-rich grassland Wednesday 27th May 2015

***** NOTE: Due to popularity we have split this into TWO workshops, the first at 12 noon, the second at 2:30 pm. Both are now full! If you’d like to go on a waiting list for another at an unspecified date/time, … Continue reading

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Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 10th May from 10:30 at the Pond

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 10th May 2015 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Pond. The following one is on Thursday 21st May from 6:30 onwards on the New Meadow. In both cases we’ll be … Continue reading

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