Category Archives: Site Management

Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 5th July 2018 at the Pond

With six of us present (Judi, Julie and Mark, Anne C, Mark A and Mick, it was a lot easier to clear around the clumps of tansy plants. It was also easier with the initial path having been cut out … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 24th June 2018

Having started to tackle the competing vegetation by the Pond with the last work party, this time it was the turn of the New Meadow enclosure On another blazingly hot day we were faced with extensive vegetation growth that needed … Continue reading

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Report on the Restoring Grassland Workshop 8th June 2018

There were sixteen people along to hear Martin Hammond’s walking-talking workshop on our twenty-eight years of experience of restoring Rawcliffe Meadows to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In addition to the practical experience in York Martin has a … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th June 2018

For the first time in 2018 we were tackling the vegetation at the Pond and along the ings Dyke where it was seriously in danger of smothering the tansy plants. Not only was the vegetation tall and thick but the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 7th June 2018 at the Pond

Our second Thursday evening work party of 2018 will meet at the Pond at the south of the site. Now we begin our regular cutting back of vegetation encroaching on the tansy plants around the Pond, and if possible along … Continue reading

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Restoring and creating wildlife-rich grassland workshop Friday 8th June 2018 12 noon

Following our very successful workshops in May 2015, and with financial support from the North Yorkshire & York Local Nature Partnership Community Fund we are holding another workshop for 2018. Wildflower-rich meadows are one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. So … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 17th May 2018 at the Bee Bank

Thanks to Neil, Masha, Mark and Judi for helping tidy up the Bee Bank on what was a very pleasant evening. The area had been inundated with couch grass and whilst some attacked that with shears and carried off the … Continue reading

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