Tag Archives: York

Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows November 2017 activities

The actual work party for November is on Sunday 19th November at 10:30 at Blue Beck Copse. Some may not be aware of this area but we have been quietly managing it over the years having planted it in the … Continue reading

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Endangered Plant Study at Rawcliffe Meadows

GREATER WATER PARSNIP is one of Britain’s most threatened plants, categorised as Endangered in the Red List of flowering plants. It’s a tall, imposing umbellifer – a member of the carrot family with distinct ‘umbrella’ flowers – which likes to … Continue reading

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Anyone seen a Little Owl around Rawcliffe Meadows?

Our ecologist Martin reports that for the second time, what’s almost certainly a Little Owl pellet has been found on a gatepost in the Cornfield. Characteristically, it’s full of beetle wing cases. However, as far as we know, no-one has … Continue reading

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Urban Buzz York

York Urban Buzz is keeping very busy and great things are happening around York. They have now created/enhanced 16 ‘Buzzing hotspots’ out of their target of 100, including supporting the bee bank in the Cornfield at Rawcliffe Meadows. The support of local … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 2nd June from 18:30 at the Pond (south of site)

Rather than leaving it to Thursday evenings we are now trying to do a mix of a Sunday and a Thursday each month to get more people along. Clearing around the tansy is probably best with gloves and maybe shears, … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Thursday 12th May from 18:30 at the Cornfield

Unfortunately due to flooding combined with the late Spring and the resultant poor plant development there’ll be little seed to harvest this month so we’ve quickly revised the work schedule. A tedious but important job which needs doing is to … Continue reading

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Winter wildlife watching at Rawcliffe Meadows

If you received a wildlife guide or a pair of binoculars for Christmas, Rawcliffe Meadows is a handy place to hone your identification skills. From the boundaries of the Cornfield you can see many farmland birds including Tree Sparrow, Reed … Continue reading

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