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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 2nd June 2016

Part of our management plan is to cut around the key areas of tansy (Pond and New Meadow) three times in the summer to reduce competition from plants that might smother the tansy itself – in the past we had … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers and Buglife Tansy Beetle Champions Help at Rawcliffe Meadows 15th April 2016

To assist is maintaining numbers of the Tansy Beetle on Rawcliffe Meadows, along with other improvements, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) through the BiffaAward scheme has been funding some developments on Rawcliffe Meadows during 2015/2016 under the   Re-flowering the floodplains: … Continue reading

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The Invertebrates of Rawcliffe Meadows

Invertebrates play a huge but largely unseen role in the functioning of Rawcliffe Meadows: they recycle plant debris, flood refuse, rotting timber, small animal corpses and cow dung; they pollinate trees and flowers, ensuring production of seeds and fruits; they … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers Help Out at Rawcliffe Meadows 20th November 2015

Our thanks go to Emily McGregor, the River Ouse Floodplain Project Officer at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, who is looking after the “Reflowering the Flood Plain” project funded by BiffaAward, for bringing seven of their volunteers onto Rawcliffe Meadows to help. … Continue reading

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Work Party Report – Sunday 25th October 2015

It was a lovely October morning to be on the Meadows, and in particularly in the Reservoir Basin. There were only four of us, Judi, Mick, Pete and Ron, but we managed to do most of the work planned which … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of the Tansy Beetle Population at Rawcliffe Meadows (revised October 2015)

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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Happy New Pond Fence

After some twenty years of existence, the fence around the Pond has been showing signs of wear, which is not surprising given that many years it has been underwater fior periods and suffered the ingress and egress of the water that … Continue reading

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