Monthly Archives: December 2015

Flood Meadows Flood and have done since time immemorial

Whilst not every York flood has been as bad as 2015 or 2000, for the most of the last 25 years we have seen flooding. Normally in winter, but since 2000 there have been floods probably covering every calendar month of … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Photograph Album

Whilst there are photographs attached to the news items and stories on this blog, our Facebook album has literally hundreds covering flooding, flowers, insects and mammals. No need to join Facebook, just view them!

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The Invertebrates of Rawcliffe Meadows

Invertebrates play a huge but largely unseen role in the functioning of Rawcliffe Meadows: they recycle plant debris, flood refuse, rotting timber, small animal corpses and cow dung; they pollinate trees and flowers, ensuring production of seeds and fruits; they … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows benefit from FTPE/Forestry Commission Green Grants scheme.

L-R: Jim Smith (Forestry Commission), Dr Mick Phythian (Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows), James Wood (Derwent Riverside Project), Freya Lovett (The Conservation Volunteers), Iain Peacock (FTPE Environment and Safety Information Manager) Intercity rail operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE), along with the … Continue reading

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Friend of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 3rd January 2016 Cornfield Grassland

Thanks to those who turned out to the work party on 6th December 2015 – – the ten of us did a splendid job! Thank all our helpers and supporters for the past year. We have provisionally made a list of … Continue reading

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Wanted – Wildlife Records for Rawcliffe Meadows

We know hundreds of people visit Rawcliffe Meadows, and occasionally among them we see people watching birds or looking at the flowers. Every year we write an annual report of the events, and also the wildlife sited but currently have a … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 6th December 2015

Rather like the previous work party the rain chucked it down for a short period prior to 10:30. Fortunately it didn’t deter many people as we had an excellent ten helpers, including Barry and Louise who joined us for the … Continue reading

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