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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 15th March 2020 – the Bee Bank

  Due to flooding and dismal weather this was our first work party since January 5th! We’d had a number of apologies but there were still five of us (Judi, Fiona, Pete, Andy and Mick) ready at the Cornfield gate, … Continue reading

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Rwacliffe Meadows Work Party Report 11th August 2019

We’d ignored the Bee Bank for a few months but now was time to cut back encroaching vegetation. Fortunately for Mick the three people who had said they couldn’t make it did and so he wasn’t on his own. Whilst … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 16th May 2019

For the first Thursday work party of 2019 we were tidying up around the bee bank in the Cornfield. There were just four of us, Judi, Mark A, Bill and Mick but on a cool but dry evening we got … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th August 2018

Wow! The weather wasn’t so bad after all and after there only being three of us on the evening of the 2nd August (thank you Mark A and Julie), we had seven of us (Mark A, Judi, Masha and Ian, … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 17th May 2018 at the Bee Bank

Thanks to Neil, Masha, Mark and Judi for helping tidy up the Bee Bank on what was a very pleasant evening. The area had been inundated with couch grass and whilst some attacked that with shears and carried off the … Continue reading

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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 Urban Buzz Bee Bank

Having constructed a first bee bank in April 2015 and learning a lot from doing it we decided to build a second. Andrew Cutts of the Buglife Urban Buzz project in York kindly offered their financial support. After some investigation, … Continue reading

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Anyone Like to Build us an Invertebrate Bank?

We’d originally considered making a sand martin habitat but the construction and maintenance involved have put us off. However, the environmental architect has proposed the idea about a ‘sand bank’ involve building up a ‘layer cake’ of sandy soil with layers … Continue reading

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