Tag Archives: Tansy Beetle

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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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2019)

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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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 21st July 2019 New Meadow

Although we had intended to start on the New Meadow Tansy plants we took our shears to the Creeping Thistle that has suddenly sprouted along the southern bank of Blue Beck below the Copse. Pete, Richard, Ron, Fiona and Mick … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 4th July 2019

Having pulled and trampled Himalayan Balsam growing in patches around the Pond on the Wednesday with students from Bootham School in York, this Thursday’s work party was able to focus first on bringing some control to vegetation in the enclosure … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 6th June 2019

Another lovely evening to be working on the Meadows! This time around the main pond at the south of the site. Some years ago we noticed a tendency for various plants to encroach onto the Tansy clumps and if Cleavers … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 14th April 2019

On a dry but unseasonably cold and windy Sunday we gathered at the New Meadow to make an early start on reducing competition with the tansy plants that are in the enclosure around it. Judi, Masha, Pete, Mark and Julie, … Continue reading

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Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 24th March 2019

Back down to the Pond on a sunny and dry, if blustery, day to rake up the flood debris off the funnel above the Pond to prevent weeds developing if it had been left, along with clearing lumps of wood … Continue reading

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It’s Tansy Beetle Time at Rawcliffe Meadows

Found the first two Tansy Beetles of 2019 on the northern mound at the Pond on Rawcliffe Meadows midday 20th March 2019. Read Tansy Beetle Time to find out more about the Tansy Beetle and its lifestyle.

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 17th February 2019

A lovely day to work on the Ings apart from being damp in the Pond area where for the last few years (broken field drains?) it has started over-topping towards the Ings Dyke when full. However, we first started in … Continue reading

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