Tag Archives: Cornfield

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th December 2014

Ten of us gathered on the sunny side of the Cornfield Nature Reserve  on Sunday 7th to clear around the gorse that had been planted over the last two years to make it even more attractive to the Yellowhammers that … Continue reading

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Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10:30 at the Cornfield

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Cornfield (northern end of site, at right end of track through Allotments – any queries of how to get there, … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Dates from Sept 2014 to Dec 2014

As the nights draw in we have to focus our efforts on Sunday mornings from 10:30 onward (until about 13:00). Any help is gratefully appreciated in maintaining this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and assisting the survival of its … Continue reading

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Returning Part of the Rawcliffe Cornfield to Grassland – August 2014

We posted a consultation report here in February 2014, but as the work will shortly commence here’s what we are up to currently and why: The plan During August 2014 it is planned that an area agreed with Natural England will … Continue reading

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The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 26th June 2014 from 19:00 at the northern crossroads

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 26th June 2014 from 19:00 at the crossroads with the allotment track and the N65 cycle track (any queries of how to get there, let us know).  We’ll be … Continue reading

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Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 2nd March 2014

We were blessed with a break in the rain for a few hours and were amazed what seven people could do in a couple of hours. The Friends: planted 30 sizeable gorse bushes on the northern boundary of the Cornfield … Continue reading

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The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 2nd March 2014 from 10:30 at the northern edge of the Cornfield

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 2nd March 2014 from 10:30 at the northern side of the Cornfield planting Gorse in the gap , and then at the southern end of the New Meadow planting Hawthorn … Continue reading

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Consultation on Future Management of Cornfield Nature Reserve at Rawcliffe Meadows, York

Before the Park & Ride site was developed, the arable fields which stretched from Rawcliffe Meadows to the Outer Ring Road supported threatened farmland birds such as Grey Partridge, Skylark and Corn Bunting. The Cornfield Nature Reserve was set-up in … Continue reading

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Please keep out of the Cornfield!

Rawcliffe Cornfield Nature Reserve is the cultivated field between Rawcliffe Bar Country Park and Rawcliffe Meadows/Shipton Road allotments. It is the last remainder of what was an open expanse of arable farmland before the Park & Ride site/Country Park were … Continue reading

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The Cornfield Nature Reserve in 2013

The 4.5 hectare Cornfield is a unique arable nature reserve, managed by Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows to provide habitat for birds, insects and plants which depend on cultivated land. It was established when the Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride site … Continue reading

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