Tag Archives: Tansy Beetle

Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 25th May 2017

Thanks to Judi for coordinating this management of competing vegetation by the Pond and along Ings Dyke. Masha took some excellent evening photographs of the Meadows, Tansy Beetles and some of the volunteers having a well-earned break. Our next planned … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th May 2017 at New Meadow

Apologies to anyone who went to the Pond last night, for some reason I was at the New Meadow but Pete and Masha, along with new volunteers Ruben and Mitchell managed to find me, and we got on top of … Continue reading

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Tool theft from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows April 30 2017

As well as stealing a substantial number of tools from the Clifton Without and Rawcliffe Allotments Association, the thieves involved in this also stole tools from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows (FoRM), including a Stihl FS 250 scrub cutter serial … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 9th April 2017 from 10:30

Forget the flood debris for this winter! Yipee, there doesn’t appear to be any. Still keeping to the higher and drier ground we’ll be around the New Meadow at the north of the site, planting some more tansy and having … Continue reading

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First Tansy Beetle of 2017

The first Tansy Beetle of 2017 at Rawcliffe Meadows was spotted on the northern-most mound near the Pond. The plants there are doing well compared with those on the southern mound and adjacent areas, although the ones planted by volunteers … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th February 2017

It may have been bad timing to have organised two work parties either side of some school half-terms but there are always other events to work around. In the end we had six volunteers (thanks to Judi, Mick, Masha, Carol, and … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised September 2016)

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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows on Radio York

Being interviewed at the last work party by Gareth Barlow from 50:15 on. https://t.co/Izzwu9GT5X  

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on 25th August 2016

After an afternoon downpour the sky appeared to be dry and the volunteers gathered to start trimming around the tansy plants on the bank of the New Meadow that had been gated off to keep the cattle out whilst the … Continue reading

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Report on the Friend of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 11th August 2016

Luckily for us the rain had stopped by the time we gathered to manage the tansy plants near the Pond. The consistent management over a number of years around the plants can be seen to have had an effect although … Continue reading

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