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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2021)

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 beetle time

Around April each year, depending upon the weather, the endangered Tansy Beetle which is a large, iridescent green leaf beetle, with a metallic sheen, appears above ground. Adult Tansy Beetles become active for the first time in the year from … Continue reading

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The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 1st December 2013 Preparing for Tansy Planting in 2014

The work party, with its new A board advertising who we were (on the left in the photo below), had a pleasant few hours of December sunshine cutting back dead and dying elder and some out-of-control willow trees to reduce … Continue reading

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