Category Archives: Wildlife Report

It’s Tansy Beetle Time at Rawcliffe Meadows

Found the first two Tansy Beetles of 2019 on the northern mound at the Pond on Rawcliffe Meadows midday 20th March 2019. Read Tansy Beetle Time to find out more about the Tansy Beetle and its lifestyle.

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Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2018

The FoRM Annual Report for 2018 can now be downloaded. Previous year’s reports are available here. PLEASE NOTE: RECORDS INCLUDED HERE OR IN OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS MUST NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE RECORDERS.

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th December 2018

Thanks to Judi, Masha, Mark A and Mick for venturing out on an excellent December day to try and sort out the various saplings that were suckering out of Blue Beck Copse towards the cycle track and that we hadn’t … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2018 Annual Report – Records Wanted

With us being distracted by the Barrier Bank developments and a range of other issues records may be a bit thin on the ground. So if you have any that you haven’t already submitted to someone please let us know … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2018)

The Pond at Rawcliffe Meadows was excavated in May 1991, and the mounds and funnel that surround it were created from the spoil. Although Tansy Beetles had been seen along the Ings Dyke, that runs between Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 5th July 2018 at the Pond

With six of us present (Judi, Julie and Mark, Anne C, Mark A and Mick, it was a lot easier to clear around the clumps of tansy plants. It was also easier with the initial path having been cut out … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 15th April 2018

Thanks to Mark and Julie, Neil and Judi for joining us on another fine day! Despite being low on numbers we managed to get a lot done in the Reservoir Basin including relocating brash produced on earlier outings to less … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2017

Slightly delayed due to a lack of wildlife records we have now published our 27th Annual Report. FORM ANNUAL REPORT 2017 FINAL PDF The previous reports are available here.

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Tansy Beetle Time – Well Almost

In preparing for Tansy Beetle time we’ve taken to heart a suggestion by a member of the Natural England Field Unit that visited a few weeks ago and purchased this clever little device, a 4 in 1 soil survey instrument, … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2017 Annual Report – Records Wanted

Records are a bit thin on the ground this year. If anyone has any they haven’t yet submitted please let us know.

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