Author Archives: Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows

Exciting new project plus work party Sun 4th Nov

The Conservation Foundation`s Great British Elm Experiment is an exciting project. They hope to determine whether saplings from parent trees, that have survived Dutch Elm disease, have built up resistance. We can buy 20 saplings grown at Thorpe Trees and … Continue reading

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Work party this Sunday (14th October 2012)

Water levels are still high but a lot of debris has collected behind the pond, particularly water soldier. So please join us at the pond for our work party this Sunday (14th October) from 10.30am to 1pm (you don’t have … Continue reading

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Pollution watch

Rawcliffe Meadows is a fantastic place for people and wildlife, and you can help us keep it that way. If you see anything untoward in terms of pollution on site we’d be grateful if you could report this to the … Continue reading

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Be a hero – help grow more tansy!

Help York’s most endangered citizen – the Tansy Leaf Beetle* – by growing it some plants to live on! Then help the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows plant them in a suitable location where they will both flourish. Send us an … Continue reading

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Sunday work party – all invited

Come along and join our jolly band of volunteers at our Sunday work party on 9th September 2012, which we hope shall be sunny and generally delightful. We will be on site from 10.30am to 1pm. Please meet at the … Continue reading

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Well done Jacob and Frances!

A big well done to Jacob and Frances Hammond who have planted about a dozen large pot-grown great burnet plants in Copse Meadow which they have grown, which have taken well in their new home!

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Wildlife news

Wildlife news from Rawcliffe Meadows from 24th August 2012: Up to 3 Grey Partridges were in the Cornfield in spring but there was no evidence of breeding. Oystercatcher and Little Ringed Plover made brief appearances on the flooded pools in … Continue reading

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