Monthly Archives: June 2015

Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 28th June 2015

The rain was soon replaced by the sun as three of us (Masha, Mark and Mick) cleared around the tansy plants to the east  and south of the Pond, and Carole brought coffee at midday to ensure we had a break. … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetle Champions Wanted

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Insect Festival 2015 – Museum Gardens, York 5th July 2015

We’re pleased to have been invited again to attend the Royal Entomological Society’s Insect Festival 2015 in York. This year we’ll be in the marquee outside the Hospitium. We’ll hopefully bring along a few Tansy Beetles plus our display, and … Continue reading

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Busy Week on the Meadows

It has been a busy few days on the Meadows. On the afternoon of Sunday 14 June our ecologist Martin Hammond led a small, damp group of people around the Copse Meadow and Reservoir Basin examining some of the deadfall … Continue reading

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Breeding birds at Rawcliffe Meadows in 2015

A detailed survey of breeding birds at Rawcliffe Meadows has just been completed and provides a mixed picture. Twenty-three species bred or probably did so. Resident hedgerow and woodland-edge birds are mostly doing well with very healthy populations of Great … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Tansy Beetle Tour, Sunday 7th June 2015

For the first public walk of the year the weather was warm and largely sunny, if slightly windy, however that didn’t stop a dozen people coming to the Meadows to hear all about Tansy Beetles from Geoff and Roma Oxford, … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Events in June 2015 (REVISED)

Sorry – due to unforeseen circumstances a couple of changes for this month If anyone fancies spending time collecting seed during June, July or August to help reseed Cornfield Grassland please let Judi or I know? Need Ribwort Plantain, Meadow Vetchling, … Continue reading

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