Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 30 August 2015

Perhaps bad forward planning to hold a work party on a Bank Holiday weekend so there were only three of us to clear two ponds in the Reservoir Basin. The  Freshwater Habitats Trust survey had identified a couple as of poorer … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of the Tansy Beetle Population at Rawcliffe Meadows (revised October 2015)

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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Mammal Event on Rawcliffe Meadows 5 September 2015

With the help of the Yorkshire Mammal Group the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows are holding a small mammal event on the meadows on Saturday 5th September 2015 from 9:30 am by the Reservoir Basin. With the recent discovery of what … Continue reading

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Nosterfield Nature Reserve Open Day 23 August 2015

Our friends at the Lower Ure Conservation Trust are holding an Open Day at Nosterfield Nature Reserve between Ripon and Masham this Sunday, 23rd August. For anyone who hasn’t been, the reserve is a wonderful area of lakes and grassland … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 30th August from 10:30

Sunday 30th August we’ll be deep in the Reservoir Basin (north of the site, south of the allotments track – Centre of the Flood Reservoir on this map) – Following Martin’s survey of the ponds on the site, of which … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 13th August 2015

Despite the weather forecast five of us (Alan, Judi, Pete, Mick and Ron) managed to gather on the western and southern banks of the New Meadow to carry on cutting the vegetation encroaching on the ever expanding clumps of tansy. … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Pond Survey 2015 – the Results

Martin has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the state of our ponds, using the grandly-titled  “Predictive System for Multimetrics”, or PSYM for short. Developed by the Environment Agency and Pond Conservation (now the Freshwater Habitats Trust , this methodology … Continue reading

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