Category Archives: Work Party

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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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

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th March 2017

Dealing with the hedge between the Cornfield and the Country Park has becoming something of annual pilgrimage, especially after we have had to fill in the gap created by the installation  of the new sewer. Fortunately Yorkshire Water generously paid … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th March 2017 from 10:30

Still keeping to the higher and drier ground we’ll be in the Cornfield again, weeding the shrubs in the hedge line with the Country Park, along with planting more hazel, holly and hawthorn. So meet at the Cornfield gate at … Continue reading

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The Grand Rawcliffe Bee Bank Hotel

Back in 2015 the first steps began in constructing a ‘bee bank’ on Rawcliffe Meadows arable field, this was massively extended in 2016 thanks to Buglife’s Urban Buzz project as reported here and here. With one of the work parties … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 19th February 2017

It may have been bad timing to have organised two work parties either side of some school half-terms but there are always other events to work around. In the end we had six volunteers (thanks to Judi, Mick, Masha, Carol, and … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 8th January 2017

Despite a number of them having been working on Strensall Common the day before clearing Birch saplings from the butterfly habitat, we were pleased to welcome a rtotal of eleven volunteers – Lauren and John, Pete and Jason, Mark and … Continue reading

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