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The Mammals of Rawcliffe Meadows

In 2015 the Yorkshire Mammal Group offered to help us to identify which mammals were present in the Reservoir Basin at Rawcliffe Meadows, this was particularly due to the suspected reappearance of water voles, that had been lost due to … Continue reading

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Giving Water Voles a Better Home – Sunday 28th February from 10:30 in Reservoir Basin, Rawcliffe Meadows, York

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 28th February from 10:30 in Reservoir Basin at northern end (see A board by Barrier Bank by pumping station). Subject to flooding the plan is to use hand tools to cut back 50% … Continue reading

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The Water Voles of Rawcliffe Meadows (updated November 2015)

Water Voles are a protected species and their habitats are important. Up until 2002 the Reservoir Basin, and Blue Beck in particular, had been home to a regionally important population of water voles, as was confirmed by a survey by the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Pond Survey 2015 – the Results

Martin has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the state of our ponds, using the grandly-titled  “Predictive System for Multimetrics”, or PSYM for short. Developed by the Environment Agency and Pond Conservation (now the Freshwater Habitats Trust , this methodology … Continue reading

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The Water Voles of Rawcliffe Meadows

Up until 2002 the Reservoir Basin, and Blue Beck in particular, had been home to a regionally important population of water voles, as was confirmed by a survey by the Yorkshire Mammal Group in 1997 when a training day was … Continue reading

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