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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 of the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 10th April

A big thanks to the big turnout this morning! Pete, Jason, Mark and Mark (with commiserations to other Mark who was poorly in bed!) Julie, Ron, and three newbies Gavin, Dean and Frankie making 10 in total including Mick. The … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Events in June 2015 (REVISED)

Sorry – due to unforeseen circumstances a couple of changes for this month If anyone fancies spending time collecting seed during June, July or August to help reseed Cornfield Grassland please let Judi or I know? Need Ribwort Plantain, Meadow Vetchling, … Continue reading

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Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 10th May from 10:30 at the Pond

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 10th May 2015 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Pond. The following one is on Thursday 21st May from 6:30 onwards on the New Meadow. In both cases we’ll be … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetle Project Report – April 2015

Whilst I was carrying out the annual survey of the elm trees that we planted in 2013 I made some checks on the tansy planting we’ve done over the last few years. Starting from the north of the site we put a … Continue reading

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Next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 22nd March from 10:30

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party is on Sunday 22nd March 2015 from 10:30 until 13:00 We’ll be working  in and around the New Meadow– you’ll notice that this and the tansy area near Blue Beck Copse has … Continue reading

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Do Tansy Beetles Fly?

The opinion among the UK’s Tansy Beetle observers has always been that the beetle doesn’t fly. This is not uncommon among beetles (coleoptera), even when they have functional wing cases (elytra), but work and observations by Dr Geoff Oxford, and … Continue reading

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