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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 24th June 2018

Having started to tackle the competing vegetation by the Pond with the last work party, this time it was the turn of the New Meadow enclosure On another blazingly hot day we were faced with extensive vegetation growth that needed … 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 Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th June 2018

For the first time in 2018 we were tackling the vegetation at the Pond and along the ings Dyke where it was seriously in danger of smothering the tansy plants. Not only was the vegetation tall and thick but the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 7th June 2018 at the Pond

Our second Thursday evening work party of 2018 will meet at the Pond at the south of the site. Now we begin our regular cutting back of vegetation encroaching on the tansy plants around the Pond, and if possible along … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 15th April 2018

Thanks to Mark and Julie, Neil and Judi for joining us on another fine day! Despite being low on numbers we managed to get a lot done in the Reservoir Basin including relocating brash produced on earlier outings to less … Continue reading

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 25th February 2018

Thanks to Pete and Jason, Judi, Mark A, Ruben and new volunteer Tess for coppicing the willow and hazel surrounding the Pond. Whilst we planted around the Pond in the early 1990’s with good reason to provide screening, the fact … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetle Time – Well Almost

In preparing for Tansy Beetle time we’ve taken to heart a suggestion by a member of the Natural England Field Unit that visited a few weeks ago and purchased this clever little device, a 4 in 1 soil survey instrument, … Continue reading

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