There is something almost magical about floodplain meadows, whether it is the evocative bubbling of a Curlew high in the sky and often out of sight, jewels such as York’s own Tansy Beetle, the endangered Necklace Ground-beetle or the stunning array of herbs
in the sward which seems to stretch for miles. ln combination these make for a fantastic resource we should treasure and protect for future generations. Those of us who love wildlife-rich places need to step up and ensure that they are not lost on our watch.
This book tells the story of the floodplain meadows along the River Ouse as it runs through the Vale of York. The Ouse lngs have a rich social history, reflecting the high economic value of these meadows to the local community, as well as a rich and diverse wildlife assemblage.
This significant piece of work sees a substantive amount of research incorporated into a very readable format, which makes available to scholars and the lay people alike, fascinating information about the floodplain meadows of the River Ouse.
This book has been published and financially supported by the Carstairs Countryside Trust, May 2017 with funds from Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership. It is a glossy 100 A4 page paperback with beautiful colour illustrations.
This book can be ordered from Ouse lngs publication offer (CCT)
c/o Autumn Cottage,
Please make cheques for £5 plus p&p £3.00 (2nd class) or £3.50 (1st class) payable to Carstairs Countryside Trust
The book is in a limited edition and the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows have a small stock available at work parties.
A leaflet on the book can be downloaded here – Ouse Ings PDF