Monthly Archives: June 2016

Urban Buzz York

York Urban Buzz is keeping very busy and great things are happening around York. They have now created/enhanced 16 ‘Buzzing hotspots’ out of their target of 100, including supporting the bee bank in the Cornfield at Rawcliffe Meadows. The support of local … Continue reading

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Moth Trapping at Rawcliffe Meadows 27th June 2016

Previous visitors Charlie Fletcher, Warwick Benson and Jill Warwick arranged to set some moth traps overnight on 27th June 2016 in the hope of possibly trapping the rare Dentated Pug (foodstuff yellow loosestrife, Lysimachia vulgaris) or Marsh Carpet moth (common meadow-rue, Thalictrium flavum) when … Continue reading

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Report of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 26th June 2016

A lovely sunny day with four of the Friends started by collecting seed, particularly yellow rattle and red clover, which will be used in the autumn to help in the process of creating the Cornfield Grassland. We then spent an … Continue reading

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Orchids Bloom on Rawcliffe Meadows

For a few years now we’ve had a population of Common Spotted Orchids and Northern Marsh Orchids in one particular location that doesn’t see a lot of footfall. This year we’ve found a couple of Bee Orchids, along with a … Continue reading

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Work Party on Sunday 26th June transferred to dog leg by oak tree at north of site

Still collecting seed but by the dog leg on the site near oak tree at north of site.

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 26th June from 10:30 above the Pond (south of site)

For a change (subject to weather) we’ll be gathering seed, primarily yellow rattle (which is easily identified). This will be used on the new Cornfield grassland to reduce grass growth thus encouraging the herbs. An article here explains a little … Continue reading

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Endangered Shepherd’s Needle flourishes in the Cornfield

Last autumn we prepared a strip within the Cornfield Nature Reserve and sowed it with seed of threatened arable plants provided by the Ryedale-based Cornfield Flowers Project. We’re pleased to report that Shepherd’s Needle (Scandix pecten-veneris) has done exceptionally well … Continue reading

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