Category Archives: Wildlife Report

Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 8th October 2017

Given that pond clearance is not a particularly popular activity it was good to have six volunteers and three reasonable apologies for the morning’s work of trying to rid the water vole scrape of the Typha (reedmace) that was threatening … Continue reading

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Anyone seen a Little Owl around Rawcliffe Meadows?

Our ecologist Martin reports that for the second time, what’s almost certainly a Little Owl pellet has been found on a gatepost in the Cornfield. Characteristically, it’s full of beetle wing cases. However, as far as we know, no-one has … 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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2016

Hot off the press, the 26th annual report from the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows. Our thanks to all who help or record! The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2016

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Birdwatching at Rawcliffe Meadows Winter 2016

Birds have become more active on the Cornfield Nature Reserve during the present cold snap with around 35 Yellowhammers and 60 or more Reed Buntings present, along with smaller numbers of Tree Sparrows and finches.These can be seen easily from … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 4th December 2016

Many thanks to Ron, Mark A, Mark T, Judi, Julie, Sarah, Pete and Jason for venturing into the Reservoir Basin to cut back the phragmites in the original Water Vole scrape and they cleared around 50% of it, which was bundled … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised September 2016)

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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