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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers and Buglife Tansy Beetle Champions Help at Rawcliffe Meadows 15th April 2016

To assist is maintaining numbers of the Tansy Beetle on Rawcliffe Meadows, along with other improvements, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) through the BiffaAward scheme has been funding some developments on Rawcliffe Meadows during 2015/2016 under the   Re-flowering the floodplains: … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows benefit from FTPE/Forestry Commission Green Grants scheme.

L-R: Jim Smith (Forestry Commission), Dr Mick Phythian (Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows), James Wood (Derwent Riverside Project), Freya Lovett (The Conservation Volunteers), Iain Peacock (FTPE Environment and Safety Information Manager) Intercity rail operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE), along with the … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of the Tansy Beetle Population at Rawcliffe Meadows (revised October 2015)

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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Tansy Beetles Need Tansy (and Other Plants)

Sunday 19 October 2014 saw the initial visible phase of a project well over a year in the planning. When volunteers planted fifty large, healthy tansy plants by the cattle grid to the north of Rawcliffe Meadows this was done … Continue reading

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Transferring Tansy from the Homestead to Rawcliffe Meadows

Got an email this week from Dan Calvert at City of York Council to say that he’d been contacted by Bob Williams of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust with the offer of five clumps of tansy. We agreed to pick … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday Oct 6th 10:30 onward at the New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party will be on Sunday Oct 6th at the New Meadow. It is expected we’ll be planting the very, many meadow plants that Brunswick Organic Nursery have been nurturing for us to replace … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Tasks for Autumn/Winter 2013

This year we have an especially large number of activities to deal with, so any assistance that can be provided will be really welcome. The list of jobs includes: At the verge near northern cattle grid up from cycle track crossroads … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Dates Autumn/Winter 2013

With the reduction in available evening light we return work parties to Sunday mornings in the region of 10:30 to 1:30, although people are more than welcome to do any time within that slot, or another if they find it … Continue reading

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New Meadow restoration continues on 4th August 2013

Thanks to everyone who turned up at short notice to help re-sow the New Meadow on Sunday 4th August 2013 for three hours in the afternoon – a great turnout and a job well done. To recap, this small field … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes – Part 2

As reported in Behind the Scenes in April, whilst the New Meadow may look a bit of a mess at the moment matters are in hand to remedy the damage caused by the sewage pipe bursting underneath. Actions on the … Continue reading

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