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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Parties July 2018 – Jan 2019

Month Sun Thurs Task July 2018 22 Clearing around tansy Plants – New Meadow and nearby. August 2018       19 2 Cut in front of Cricket Field Copse and Pond Hazel’s – rake off any hay or arisings … Continue reading

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Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 5th July 2018 at the Pond

With six of us present (Judi, Julie and Mark, Anne C, Mark A and Mick, it was a lot easier to clear around the clumps of tansy plants. It was also easier with the initial path having been cut out … Continue reading

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Next Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on Sunday June 24th 2018 from 10:30 am at the New Meadow (north of site)

The next work party will be clearing around the tansy plants at the New Meadow and nearby areas that we have planted up – map here . This is to reduce competition with the tansy plants by some of the … Continue reading

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Report on the Restoring Grassland Workshop 8th June 2018

There were sixteen people along to hear Martin Hammond’s walking-talking workshop on our twenty-eight years of experience of restoring Rawcliffe Meadows to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In addition to the practical experience in York Martin has a … Continue reading

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Restoring and creating wildlife-rich grassland workshop Friday 8th June 2018 12 noon

Following our very successful workshops in May 2015, and with financial support from the North Yorkshire & York Local Nature Partnership Community Fund we are holding another workshop for 2018. Wildflower-rich meadows are one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. So … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 17th May 2018 at the Bee Bank

Thanks to Neil, Masha, Mark and Judi for helping tidy up the Bee Bank on what was a very pleasant evening. The area had been inundated with couch grass and whilst some attacked that with shears and carried off the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 15th April 10:30 am onwards Reservoir Basin (north of site)

Happy Eostre! The next work party is in the Reservoir Basin (at North east of site called Flood Reservoir on the map). The plan is to relocate rush brash from grassland to under the trees, cut back blackthorn at edge … Continue reading

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