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Restoring and creating wildlife-rich grassland workshop Friday 8th June 2018 12 noon

Following our very successful workshops in May 2015, and with financial support from the North Yorkshire & York Local Nature Partnership Community Fund we are holding another workshop for 2018. Wildflower-rich meadows are one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. So … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Activities March – July 2018 (Updated)

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Rawcliffe Meadows 2017 Annual Report – Records Wanted

Records are a bit thin on the ground this year. If anyone has any they haven’t yet submitted please let us know.

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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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