Category Archives: General

Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th May 2017 at New Meadow

Apologies to anyone who went to the Pond last night, for some reason I was at the New Meadow but Pete and Masha, along with new volunteers Ruben and Mitchell managed to find me, and we got on top of … Continue reading

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Deep Meadows and Transparent Floods – The Story of the Ouse Ings

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 … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties 2nd Quarter 2017

Month Sun Thurs Task         May 2016     Tue 9th/Wed 10th Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference, York – visit to RM 10th     18th Cut back vegetation around Pond + Ings Dyke bank where competing with … Continue reading

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Water Bug ID Training 26th April 2017 Rawcliffe Meadows

Water bugs are a diverse group of aquatic insects including water scorpions, pond skaters, water measurers, water crickets, backswimmers and lesser water-boatmen. They play important roles in the ecology of lakes and ponds and are useful indicators of habitat diversity. … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 6th November 2016

On a grim morning of alternating heavy showers, light showers and dry spells the team gathered at the northern end of the site where at the start of the year a crack willow had and partially blocked the existing desire … Continue reading

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Luxury Pollinator Habitat Created in York

As reported some months ago in Urban Buzz Bee Bank the Friends and contractor Don had started a bee bank. Having given it a few months of monitoring and time to settle we set out to complete the design. With Don … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties October 2016 to January 2017

Month Sun Thurs Task October 2016 16 Rake and seed bare patches on Cornfield grassland. November 2016 6 Clear dead tree limbs to north of New Meadow and dead hedge Tansy Beetle enclosure to keep cattle out December 2016 4 … Continue reading

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