Tag Archives: Tansy Beetle Action Group

2015 Tansy Beetle Census

As many readers will know, the Tansy Beetle is confined to the floodplain of the River Ouse in North Yorkshire apart from a very small, isolated population at Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire. Now categorised as Endangered, this insect was formerly … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of the Tansy Beetle Population at Rawcliffe Meadows (revised October 2015)

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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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows

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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The Jewel of York on Show

On Sunday 11th May, despite the regular and sometimes heavy showers across York, a small but interested group of about a dozen people gathered to hear all about the Tansy Beetle from Dr Geoff Oxford, who with his wife Roma, … Continue reading

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Showing off the Jewel of York at Rawcliffe Meadows

One of York’s most colourful residents and one of Britain’s most endangered species (now only found along the banks of a 41km stretch of the River Ouse around York) – the Tansy Beetle – is to be on show to the … Continue reading

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Tansy beetle time

Around April each year, depending upon the weather, the endangered Tansy Beetle which is a large, iridescent green leaf beetle, with a metallic sheen, appears above ground. Adult Tansy Beetles become active for the first time in the year from … Continue reading

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FoRM join the Tansy Bettle Action Group

The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows (FoRM) are pleased to relate that they’ve been invited to and have agreed to join the Tansy Beetle Action Group (T-BAG). This invitation is on the basis that Rawcliffe Meadows has managed to host a critically significant … Continue reading

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