Unfortunately due to flooding combined with the late Spring and the resultant poor plant development there’ll be little seed to harvest this month so we’ve quickly revised the work schedule.
A tedious but important job which needs doing is to hand-weed horsetail in the Cornfield Flower strip. Wellies probably advisory due to damp and sticky nature of the land getting to it, and a trowel or small similar tool.
The attached photo is of the rare Shepherds Needle plant flowering in the Cornfield Flower strip. The story of the strip and its other flowers can be found here – https://rawcliffemeadows.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/creating-a-haven-for-cornfield-flowers/
The Cornfield Flower strip is in the arable section of the Cornfield – meet at the gate to the Cornfield by the hard-standing down from the allotments.
PS The visit by Rachael Maskell MP and the discovery of a strange blue Tansy Beetle are on our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/rawcliffemeadows/
|May 2016||12th||Hand-weed horsetail in the Cornfield Flower strip.|
|Thursday 12th or 13th daytime preparing bee bank (DD)|
|Friday 20th daytime York Cares Team Challenge – bee bank|
|June 2016||2nd||Clearing around tansy plants by Pond|
|12th||FHT Invertebrate ID Course (numbers limited)|
|16th||Clearing around tansy plants by New Meadow|
|20th – 26th June National Insect Week|
|July 2016||Sat 2nd July – National Meadows Day|
Thursday evenings meeting at 18:30 onwards.
Volunteers are always welcome anytime to keep site safe, clean and secure.