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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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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised September 2016)

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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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party on 25th August 2016

After an afternoon downpour the sky appeared to be dry and the volunteers gathered to start trimming around the tansy plants on the bank of the New Meadow that had been gated off to keep the cattle out whilst the … Continue reading

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Report on the Friend of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 11th August 2016

Luckily for us the rain had stopped by the time we gathered to manage the tansy plants near the Pond. The consistent management over a number of years around the plants can be seen to have had an effect although … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 10th July from 10:30 at the Pond

This month’s main tasks are all about restraining the competing vegetation around the two main tansy plant areas, the Pond enclosure on the 10th and around New Meadow on the 28th July. The meadow areas and other grassland should be … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 2nd June 2016

Part of our management plan is to cut around the key areas of tansy (Pond and New Meadow) three times in the summer to reduce competition from plants that might smother the tansy itself – in the past we had … Continue reading

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Report on the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 20th March 2016

Although there were only six of us in total (Judi, Ron, Masha, Pete, Carol and Mick) we managed to plant 160 well-established tansy plants on the banks of the Blue Beck. Sixty on the south side of the western stretch … Continue reading

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