Monthly Archives: October 2015

Creating a haven for cornfield flowers…

One of the aims of the Cornfield Nature Reserve is to conserve declining arable plants. The efficiency of modern herbicides, along with other changes in farming methods, has meant that many once-common cornfield flowers have become very rare. The Cornfield … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 8th November New Meadow

There has been a slight change of plan regarding the work party on the 8th November. It is now to be planting tansy on the banks of the New Meadow at the north of the site, near the crossroads on … Continue reading

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Work Party Report – Sunday 25th October 2015

It was a lovely October morning to be on the Meadows, and in particularly in the Reservoir Basin. There were only four of us, Judi, Mick, Pete and Ron, but we managed to do most of the work planned which … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Works Near Rawcliffe Meadows October and November 2015

he Environment Agency with its partners are carrying out work affecting Rawcliffe Meadows and the River Ouse foreshore between 19th October and 13th November 2015. Their notices regarding the works are attached. The work obviously means there will be additional vehicle … Continue reading

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Twenty-five Years of Managing Rawcliffe Meadows

Theoretically October 2015 will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of York Natural Environment Trust taking on a piece of land to the east of Clifton Ings, that we named Rawcliffe Meadows. When surveyed in 1990 the vegetation was species-poor Yorkshire Fog … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 25th October from 10:30

Due to water levels we’ve abandoned hope of clearing pond 4 until 2016, so instead we hope  to be planting Ragged-Robin and Devils-bit Scabious in the Reservoir Basin, and tansy in the New Meadow. Trowel/spade helpful. Month Sun Fri Task Oct … Continue reading

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