Tag Archives: York

The Biodiversity of Rawcliffe Meadows, York

  [From the Introduction] Despite the supposed protection SSSI status brings, much of the grassland will soon be destroyed or permanently damaged when the Environment Agency (EA) enlarges the flood bank running through the site. FoRM were unable to support … Continue reading

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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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Object to Environment Agency Planning Application 19/00009/FUL for Construction of an Access Road

19/00009/FUL Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Barrier to the south of Shipton Road: Construction of a temporary access junction and track off the A19 in association with flood alleviation works Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows OBJECT to the above application on the … Continue reading

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Next Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on Sunday June 24th 2018 from 10:30 am at the New Meadow (north of site)

The next work party will be clearing around the tansy plants at the New Meadow and nearby areas that we have planted up – map here . This is to reduce competition with the tansy plants by some of the … Continue reading

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Restoring and creating wildlife-rich grassland workshop Friday 8th June 2018 12 noon

Following our very successful workshops in May 2015, and with financial support from the North Yorkshire & York Local Nature Partnership Community Fund we are holding another workshop for 2018. Wildflower-rich meadows are one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. So … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Activities March – July 2018 (Updated)

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2017 Annual Report – Records Wanted

Records are a bit thin on the ground this year. If anyone has any they haven’t yet submitted please let us know.

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows November 2017 activities

The actual work party for November is on Sunday 19th November at 10:30 at Blue Beck Copse. Some may not be aware of this area but we have been quietly managing it over the years having planted it in the … Continue reading

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Endangered Plant Study at Rawcliffe Meadows

GREATER WATER PARSNIP is one of Britain’s most threatened plants, categorised as Endangered in the Red List of flowering plants. It’s a tall, imposing umbellifer – a member of the carrot family with distinct ‘umbrella’ flowers – which likes to … Continue reading

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Anyone seen a Little Owl around Rawcliffe Meadows?

Our ecologist Martin reports that for the second time, what’s almost certainly a Little Owl pellet has been found on a gatepost in the Cornfield. Characteristically, it’s full of beetle wing cases. However, as far as we know, no-one has … Continue reading

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