Category Archives: Site Management

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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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

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 25th May 2017

Thanks to Judi for coordinating this management of competing vegetation by the Pond and along Ings Dyke. Masha took some excellent evening photographs of the Meadows, Tansy Beetles and some of the volunteers having a well-earned break. Our next planned … Continue reading

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Why There are Cattle Grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. The area is neither owned nor managed by the Council and … Continue reading

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Report on Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 10th July

In the end there were five of us (Judi, Carol, Neil, Mark and Mick) clearing around the tansy surrounding the main Pond. Despite having been cut back a month ago it had shot up and without a track being made … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 10th July from 10:30 at the Pond

This month’s main tasks are all about restraining the competing vegetation around the two main tansy plant areas, the Pond enclosure on the 10th and around New Meadow on the 28th July. The meadow areas and other grassland should be … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 2nd June 2016

Part of our management plan is to cut around the key areas of tansy (Pond and New Meadow) three times in the summer to reduce competition from plants that might smother the tansy itself – in the past we had … Continue reading

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