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Endangered Plant Study at Rawcliffe Meadows

GREATER WATER PARSNIP is one of Britain’s most threatened plants, categorised as Endangered in the Red List of flowering plants. It’s a tall, imposing umbellifer – a member of the carrot family with distinct ‘umbrella’ flowers – which likes to … 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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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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Flagship Ponds Yorkshire Photo Competition 2017

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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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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 2nd June from 18:30 at the Pond (south of site)

Rather than leaving it to Thursday evenings we are now trying to do a mix of a Sunday and a Thursday each month to get more people along. Clearing around the tansy is probably best with gloves and maybe shears, … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 12th May from 18:30 at the Cornfield

Unfortunately due to flooding combined with the late Spring and the resultant poor plant development there’ll be little seed to harvest this month so we’ve quickly revised the work schedule. A tedious but important job which needs doing is to … Continue reading

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