Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 10th July 2014 from 19:00 at the New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 10th July 2014 from 19:00 at the New Meadow (near the crossroads of the allotment track and the N65 cycle track – any queries of how to get there, … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows

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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The Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 26th June 2014 from 19:00 at the northern crossroads

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Thursday 26th June 2014 from 19:00 at the crossroads with the allotment track and the N65 cycle track (any queries of how to get there, let us know).  We’ll be … Continue reading

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The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Rawcliffe Meadows

Following the departure from Rawcliffe Meadows of the volunteers from York Cares on the 12 June 2014, I happened to notice a photographer at work in the Reservoir Basin, which contains a number of ponds of differing sizes, shapes and … Continue reading

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York Cares for the Tansy Beetle

Nineteen volunteers from Aviva in York came down to Rawcliffe Meadows as arranged by York Cares to pull up the invasive Himalayan Balsam and rake up two large areas that had been cleared to make way for more tansy plants. … Continue reading

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Buglife Compliment the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows on Their 25 Years of Work

Vicky Kindemba the Conservation Delivery Manager at Buglife and co-chair of the Tansy Beetle Action Group wrote a complimentary letter about the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows  and Tansy Beetles in The Press on the 11th June 2014. Thanks Vicky. It’s … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows nominated for the The Yorkshire Post Environment Awards 2014

Out of the blue, got a ‘phone call this morning (10th June 2014) to say that the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows have been nominated in the community category of the Yorkshire Post Environment Awards 2014, which are to be announced … Continue reading

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