Monthly Archives: April 2014

Signs of spring: April appearances

The first Whitethroat of the season was heard on 30th April singing from topmost branches of scrub trees in Clifton Park just behind the Meadows’ Barrier Bank and one of the first young of the Spring was seen on the … Continue reading

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Showing off the Jewel of York at Rawcliffe Meadows

One of York’s most colourful residents and one of Britain’s most endangered species (now only found along the banks of a 41km stretch of the River Ouse around York) – the Tansy Beetle – is to be on show to the … Continue reading

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A polite request regarding cyclists using Rawcliffe Meadows – please use your bell!

Feedback received from a visitor to Rawcliffe Meadows: I was recently house/dog sitting near the Ings and my daughter suggested it would be easier for me to take her dog there and thus avoid any road traffic. It is a … Continue reading

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The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 10:30 to 13:00 by the New Meadow towards the north of the site

The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 10:30 to 13:00 by the New Meadow towards the north of the site.  We’ll be cutting back the thistle and other annual weeds we don’t … Continue reading

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Signs of spring: Good Friday

The first Blackcap of the season was reported from just behind the Ings Dyke to the rear of Clifton Sports Club.  A Willow Warbler was singing from the willows along the drainage ditch just north of the Copse and two Small White … Continue reading

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Camera Lost on Rawcliffe Meadows

Unfortunately, on Thursday 17th April 2014, whilst Judi and I were working at the northern end of Rawcliffe Meadows, my Panasonic Lumix camera went missing. I had been carrying it in it’s small black padded case whilst operating the scrub cutter, but … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring: Flowers on the Clifton Washland

The meadows of the Clifton Washland are starting to flower with marsh marigold, lady’s smock, wood anemone and dandelions adding a splash of colour. Few people realise that there are 232 different ‘microspecies’ of dandelion in this country, with floodplain … Continue reading

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