Category Archives: General

Rawcliffe Meadows Activities – first half 2019

Month Sun Thurs Task Jan 2019 13   Cut back blackthorn in Reservoir Basin (northern and eastern banks) to create more space and light for expansion of orchids Feb 2019 17   Attend to saplings in Cricket Field Copse and … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th December 2018

Thanks to Judi, Masha, Mark A and Mick for venturing out on an excellent December day to try and sort out the various saplings that were suckering out of Blue Beck Copse towards the cycle track and that we hadn’t … Continue reading

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The York Flood Alleviation Scheme: Proposals for Clifton and Rawcliffe Public Drop-in on the 3rd December

Date:  20th November 2018 Dear FoRM member The York Flood Alleviation Scheme: Proposals for Clifton and Rawcliffe Public Drop-in on the 3rd December at York Sports Club, 2pm to 7pm I am writing to invite you to a public drop-in where we … Continue reading

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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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