Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Tree Sparrows of Rawcliffe Meadows

At this time of year, Rawcliffe Meadows is an excellent place to see Tree Sparrows, especially around the Cornfield, Copse and flood basin. This bird occurs all year round but numbers usually peak in late November and early December. We … Continue reading

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York Press 29th November 2013 – Tansy and Necklace Ground beetles spotted in York

York’s local newspaper The Press has covered the Coleoptera survey. Might be better getting the actual detail from the original web post by the surveyor, Martin Hammond, from a few days prior.

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Beetle (Coleoptera) Survey of Rawcliffe Meadows 2013

To most people, wild flowers and birds are probably the most obvious wildlife at Rawcliffe Meadows but a great multitude of other species make the Meadows their home. Hundreds of different types of invertebrates inhabit the grassland, hedgerows and ponds. … Continue reading

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The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party is to take place on Sunday 1st December 2013 from 10:30 onwards with new ‘A’ board

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party is to take place on Sunday 1st December 2013 from 10:30 onwards until about 13:00. The main activity will be clearing the newly planned areas for tansy to be planted at the … Continue reading

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The missing bird feeder from Rawcliffe Meadows’ Copse found – trashed!

As well as notifying the local media and the police, we also let York’s remaining Park Ranger know about the disappearance of the large, heavy and relatively expensive (£50) feeding station. Unfortunately we were notified by Jenny the Ranger that they … Continue reading

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Be a hero in 2014 – grow more tansy plants!

Help York’s most endangered citizen – the Tansy Leaf Beetle* – by growing it some plants to live on! A couple of people helped in 2013 and we’ve planted what they grew already. You can help the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows … Continue reading

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Making space for tansy beetles at Rawcliffe Meadows

Following the excellent work by Vale of York Trust for Conservation Volunteers on the 30th & 31st October 2013, the Friends took the opportunity of the fine, bright day on the 10th November to finish clearing the tansy plants, and … Continue reading

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