Tag Archives: New Meadow

Emergency Work Party at Rawcliffe Meadows Thursday 9th July from 6:30 pm

Help us expand the meadows! This Thursday we’ll be spreading freshly-cut hay from Copse Meadow onto the newly-established grassland at the western end of the Cornfield. This is a very effective way of introducing wildflower and grass seeds and helps … 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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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 Work Party Sunday September 15th from 10:30 am to 13:00 seed collection from reservoir basin

The next work party is Sunday September 15th  from 10:30 am to 13:00 and we’ll be collecting seed to help with the restoration of the New Meadow and other patches. We’ll meet by the New Meadow but may move over to … Continue reading

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Something old, something brown…

After taking a few hours to knock back the invasive Himalayan Balsam near the Blue Beck outlet and in one of the areas we have identified for possible tansy beetle habitat  I wandered around to the New Meadow, where we had … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday August 11th 10:30 onwards at the Pond

The next planned work party is on Sunday, August 11th  from 10.30 to 1 pm at the Pond. It’s tansy beetle time and as they resurface we’ll be clearing around the tansy plants in the pond enclosure to make them feel … 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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Emergency work party – New Meadow Sunday 4th August 2013 14:30 onwards

Subject to the New Meadow and damaged area to the north having been ploughed and power-harrowed before then, along with the hay bales having been delivered, it is hoped to spread the hay on Sunday afternoon from two bales cut … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Next Work Party 4th July 2013 19:00 at New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on 4th July 2013 from 19:00 at the New Meadow (other side of cycle track from Reservoir Basin). It’ll be a chance to see the meadows, or what the Environment Agency haven’t … Continue reading

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