Monthly Archives: March 2017

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

Dealing with the hedge between the Cornfield and the Country Park has becoming something of annual pilgrimage, especially after we have had to fill in the gap created by the installation  of the new sewer. Fortunately Yorkshire Water generously paid … Continue reading

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Water Bug ID Training 26th April 2017 Rawcliffe Meadows

Water bugs are a diverse group of aquatic insects including water scorpions, pond skaters, water measurers, water crickets, backswimmers and lesser water-boatmen. They play important roles in the ecology of lakes and ponds and are useful indicators of habitat diversity. … Continue reading

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First Tansy Beetle of 2017

The first Tansy Beetle of 2017 at Rawcliffe Meadows was spotted on the northern-most mound near the Pond. The plants there are doing well compared with those on the southern mound and adjacent areas, although the ones planted by volunteers … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th March 2017 from 10:30

Still keeping to the higher and drier ground we’ll be in the Cornfield again, weeding the shrubs in the hedge line with the Country Park, along with planting more hazel, holly and hawthorn. So meet at the Cornfield gate at … Continue reading

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