Category Archives: Wildlife Report

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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 11th August from 6:30 at the Pond

This month’s main tasks continue our summer theme of  restraining the competing vegetation around the two main tansy plant areas, the Pond enclosure on Thursday 11th and around New Meadow on Thursday 25th August. Our apologies to those whose availability … 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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