Monthly Archives: May 2013

Next Rawcliffe Meadows work party Thursday 6 June 7:00 onwards

The next work party will be at the New Meadow on Thursday 6th June 2013 from 7:00 onwards. The plan is to stop the encroachment of invasive weeds on the tansy plants there to encourage the development of the tansy … Continue reading

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Tansy beetles not on telly!

The appearance of the York tansy beetles on Countryfile on Sunday 26th May 2013 has been postponed. The good news is that they thought the film deserved a longer slot than was available, so they’ll be on sometime in the … Continue reading

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Shipton Road access to Rawcliffe Meadows – temporary closure

Yorkshire Water’s contractors MMB will need to close a short section of  the path near to the Cornfield for part of their operation. They have  submitted a formal closure notice, which would allow them to close the footpath between 10th June to … Continue reading

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By flowery meads

In the 8th century, the great Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin wrote a poetic account of his home town of York in which he described the River Ouse flowing “by flowery meads on each side of its banks”. These flower-rich meadows, still … Continue reading

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Sewer replacement

We have mentioned before that contractors employed by Yorkshire Water are due on site to upgrade the sewer pipe running between Clifton Hospital and the treatment plant north of the Park & Ride. This has been delayed and work is … Continue reading

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Tansy beetles on telly

The 26th May edition of BBC Countryfile apparently contains news from the Tansy Beetle Action Group project’s work at Beningbrough Hall and the Yorkshire Museum Gardens. It will be good to see York’s magnificent beetles appearing on television!

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The Cornfield Nature Reserve in 2013

The 4.5 hectare Cornfield is a unique arable nature reserve, managed by Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows to provide habitat for birds, insects and plants which depend on cultivated land. It was established when the Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride site … Continue reading

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