Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Grand Rawcliffe Bee Bank Hotel

Back in 2015 the first steps began in constructing a ‘bee bank’ on Rawcliffe Meadows arable field, this was massively extended in 2016 thanks to Buglife’s Urban Buzz project as reported here and here. With one of the work parties … Continue reading

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The Water Beetles of Yorkshire: an atlas

Water beetles are among the most diverse freshwater macro-invertebrates: in still waters, around half the species detected in a typical pond-net sample will be beetles. This makes these insects important to any understanding of wetland biodiversity.The water beetles of Yorkshire: … Continue reading

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Nigel Stewart’s Clifton Birding Update January 2017 Covering Rawcliffe Meadows  

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th February 2017

It may have been bad timing to have organised two work parties either side of some school half-terms but there are always other events to work around. In the end we had six volunteers (thanks to Judi, Mick, Masha, Carol, and … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2016

Hot off the press, the 26th annual report from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows. Our thanks to all who help or record! The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2016

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Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield Nature Reserve 1st February 2017

The Cornfield Nature Reserve continues to attract large numbers of birds, offering great opportunities to spot some uncommon species on the edge of York. A brief visit today produced 16 Stock Doves, 35+ Yellowhammers and 3 Corn Buntings together with … Continue reading

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