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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties July 2018 – Jan 2019

Month Sun Thurs Task July 2018 22 Clearing around tansy Plants – New Meadow and nearby. August 2018       19 2 Cut in front of Cricket Field Copse and Pond Hazel’s – rake off any hay or arisings … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Activities First Half 2018

After some to-ing and fro-ing, and changes and thinking I believe we have a list of dates and activities for the work parties on Rawcliffe Meadows from Jan 2018 (just for retrospective reference) to July 2018. There may be some … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Christmas Quiz 2017

What year (and for bonus point, month) was Rawcliffe Meadows, along with Clifton Ings designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)? What year (and for a bonus point, month) did work really start on Rawcliffe Meadows? Where was the … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2017)

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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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 27th August 2017 – the Bee Bank

Despite it being a Bank Holiday Sunday the weather was great and there were four of us, Julie and Mark, along with new helper Annie, and Mick. The idea was to clear around the bee bank that was a little … Continue reading

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The Boys are Back in Town – Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 3rd August 2017

Yes, the boys are back in town – Lammas grazing time already! So we have 27 bullocks meandering around the site. The reasons why the site is grazed are explained in this blog. Thursday was the last evening work party … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 20th July by the Pond

A small group again (just Judi, Pete, Helen, Masha and Mick) but a sunny evening after the rain. It may seem ludicrous to some but protecting the tansy plants from competing vegetation has helped the Tansy Beetle population enormously. The … Continue reading

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