Monthly Archives: January 2016

Freshwater Habitats Trust Focus on Rawcliffe Meadows

The Freshwater Habitats Trust who have listed us a ‘Flagship Site’ have featured Rawcliffe Meadows on their website on a couple of recent occasions: http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/flagship-pond-focus-rawcliffe-meadows/ http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/the-first-year-of-people-ponds-and-water/ They have also produced a good summary of work on flooding. http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/floods-and-land-management-myths-and-reality/ Advertisements

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2015 Tansy Beetle Census

As many readers will know, the Tansy Beetle is confined to the floodplain of the River Ouse in North Yorkshire apart from a very small, isolated population at Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire. Now categorised as Endangered, this insect was formerly … Continue reading

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Flood Debris Clearance at Rawcliffe Meadows Saturday 16th January 2016

Given the heavy flooding, much debris has been deposited from one end of the site to the other. Amongst the large logs there is also plastic, glass and metal and the surge even managed to take out the gate that kept … Continue reading

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Winter wildlife watching at Rawcliffe Meadows

If you received a wildlife guide or a pair of binoculars for Christmas, Rawcliffe Meadows is a handy place to hone your identification skills. From the boundaries of the Cornfield you can see many farmland birds including Tree Sparrow, Reed … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 31 January 2016 Reservoir Basin 10:30 onwards

Subject to flooding the plan is to use the scrub cutter and hand tools to cut back the Blackthorn and Brambles along the northern bank of the Reservoir Basin, If we have sufficient help we’ll also do the same to … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2015

We’ve just published the 25th Annual Report of the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows, and it can be found with the other 24 here. The report is emailed to all those on our mailing list, along with the media and representatives … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 3rd January 2016

An excellent ‘silver anniversary’ work party with fifteen people present (Pete, Judi, Masha, Mick, Mark (1), Mark (3) and Julie, Mark (4) along with Kevin and Vanessa and their three children Noah, Theo and Evan – the biggest surprise was … Continue reading

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