Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 20th March from 10:30 at Blue Beck

Thanks for all last month’s help – two Barn Owl nest boxes erected, and half the Water Vole scrape reeds cleared, along with a lot of flood debris being moved!

Subject to flooding and ground conditions the plan is to use the scrub cutter and hand tools to plant some additional tansy along Blue Beck (either side of the Barrier Bank). The planting done over the last couple of years has seen a small number of Tansy Beetles, but nothing like the original population. If we have sufficient help we’ll also make a start on the flood debris in that area.

Wellies probably advisory due to damp and sticky nature of land, spade might be helpful.

Nearest access probably the Allotments path.

Tansy Beetle mixed doubles (1024x769)

Month Sun Thurs Task
Mar 2016 13th Freshwater Habitats Trust (FHT) Water Blitz
  20th Tansy planting
  Tue 22nd March – World Water Day
April 2016 10th Flood debris clearance
  Friday 15th Yorkshire Wildlife Trust  tansy planting 10 – 3 near Pond
  17th Wildflower planting in Cornfield
May 2016 ?
June 2016 12th FHT Invertebrate ID Course (numbers limited)
  20th – 26th June National Insect Week
July 2016 Sat 2nd July – National Meadows Day

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