The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 31st August 2014 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Pond (southern end of site, near bridge to Clifton Ings – any queries of how to get there, let us know). Primarily cutting and raking in between the tansy stands to prevent competing vegetation and also prepare for an expansion of the number of plants. There should be plenty of Tansy Beetles about and this is a key national area for them, so whilst a bit of a tansy monoculture it does give the beetles a real chance of survival.
Volunteers welcome for all or part of that period. Please look for the A board. Gloves, given the nettles, are probably a good idea! Possibly wellies too dependent upon the weather!
So, if you’d like to help manage one of England’s newest Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) along, please come and do so! No experience needed, just enthusiasm!