Monthly Archives: November 2015

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 6th December from 10:30 at Cricket Field Copse

The next work party is on Sunday 6th December when will be planting some trees in Cricket Field Copse at the south of the site (over the Barrier Bank from the Pond). Before we can plant we’ll have to cut … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers Help Out at Rawcliffe Meadows 20th November 2015

Our thanks go to Emily McGregor, the River Ouse Floodplain Project Officer at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, who is looking after the “Reflowering the Flood Plain” project funded by BiffaAward, for bringing seven of their volunteers onto Rawcliffe Meadows to help. … Continue reading

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The Water Voles of Rawcliffe Meadows (updated November 2015)

Water Voles are a protected species and their habitats are important. Up until 2002 the Reservoir Basin, and Blue Beck in particular, had been home to a regionally important population of water voles, as was confirmed by a survey by the … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 8th November 2015

Despite a heavy downpour at 10:00 am by 10:30 it had stopped and although a little squelchy underfoot the three of us (Judi, Masha and Mick) managed to plant over 200 tansy plants, finishing off just after 1 pm. the plants … Continue reading

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Water Vole habitat doubles!

Earlier in the year we reported that Water Voles have colonised one of the Flood Basin ponds. This threatened mammal needs richly-vegetated wetlands, preferably with earth banks in which to burrow. Although there were signs of feeding activity in neighbouring … Continue reading

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