Category Archives: News item

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows November 2017 activities

The actual work party for November is on Sunday 19th November at 10:30 at Blue Beck Copse. Some may not be aware of this area but we have been quietly managing it over the years having planted it in the … Continue reading

Posted in News item, Site Management, Work Party | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Endangered Plant Study at Rawcliffe Meadows

GREATER WATER PARSNIP is one of Britain’s most threatened plants, categorised as Endangered in the Red List of flowering plants. It’s a tall, imposing umbellifer – a member of the carrot family with distinct ‘umbrella’ flowers – which likes to … Continue reading

Posted in News item, Wildlife Report | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in General, News item, Site Management, Work Party | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reports on Ings History Walk 20th June and Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd June 2017

Fifteen people appeared magically for the walk around Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows led by Martin Hammond on the evening of 20th June. Luckily a combination of dry weather and not excessive heat made for a comfortable time. The group … Continue reading

Posted in News item, Site Management, Wildlife Report, Work Party | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Story of the Ouse Ings – a guided walk Tue 20th June 2017 at 6:30

  You’re probably aware that the remaining Ings meadows along the River Ouse are an important part of York’s natural environment. But these grasslands can also tell us fascinating stories about how local people used the resources around them. Perhaps harvested for … Continue reading

Posted in News item | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tool theft from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows April 30 2017

As well as stealing a substantial number of tools from the Clifton Without and Rawcliffe Allotments Association, the thieves involved in this also stole tools from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows (FoRM), including a Stihl FS 250 scrub cutter serial … Continue reading

Posted in News item | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 9th April 2017

On an amazing Sunday morning the volunteers gathered to transfer the tansy plants growing in abundance just outside the compound at the New Meadow, we also had some potted tansy and some other plants to add to the collection. A … Continue reading

Posted in News item, Work Party | Tagged , , | Leave a comment