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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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Flood Meadows Flood and have done since time immemorial

Whilst not every York flood has been as bad as 2015 or 2000, for the most of the last 25 years we have seen flooding. Normally in winter, but since 2000 there have been floods probably covering every calendar month of … Continue reading

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Wanted – Wildlife Records for Rawcliffe Meadows

We know hundreds of people visit Rawcliffe Meadows, and occasionally among them we see people watching birds or looking at the flowers. Every year we write an annual report of the events, and also the wildlife sited but currently have a … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday 25th October from 10:30

Due to water levels we’ve abandoned hope of clearing pond 4 until 2016, so instead we hope  to be planting Ragged-Robin and Devils-bit Scabious in the Reservoir Basin, and tansy in the New Meadow. Trowel/spade helpful. Month Sun Fri Task Oct … Continue reading

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