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The Boys are Back in Town – Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 3rd August 2017

Yes, the boys are back in town – Lammas grazing time already! So we have 27 bullocks meandering around the site. The reasons why the site is grazed are explained in this blog. Thursday was the last evening work party … Continue reading

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Reports on Ings History Walk 20th June and Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 22nd June 2017

Fifteen people appeared magically for the walk around Clifton Ings and Rawcliffe Meadows led by Martin Hammond on the evening of 20th June. Luckily a combination of dry weather and not excessive heat made for a comfortable time. The group … Continue reading

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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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