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The Ups and Downs of the Tansy Beetle Population at Rawcliffe Meadows (revised October 2015)

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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New Interpretation Boards on Rawcliffe Meadows

Thanks to funding from Yorkshire Water, assisted by their contractor MMB, we have installed two new interpretation boards on Rawcliffe Meadows – on at the northern end, another at the southern end within the Pond compound. The boards give some … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetles Need Tansy (and Other Plants)

Sunday 19 October 2014 saw the initial visible phase of a project well over a year in the planning. When volunteers planted fifty large, healthy tansy plants by the cattle grid to the north of Rawcliffe Meadows this was done … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Water Press Release Regarding Rawcliffe Meadows 9th October 2013

Yorkshire Water have issued a press release around their and Mott McDonald Bentley’s work in the area entitled Habitat Boost for Rawcliffe Meadows. Unfortunately, as well as misspelling our spokesperson’s surname there is an error of detail. Rawcliffe Meadows is … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday Oct 6th 10:30 onward at the New Meadow

The next Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows work party will be on Sunday Oct 6th at the New Meadow. It is expected we’ll be planting the very, many meadow plants that Brunswick Organic Nursery have been nurturing for us to replace … Continue reading

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Tansy Beetle Annual Survey 2013

For a number of years Dr Geoff Oxford of York University has organized a survey along the banks of the River Ouse up and downstream from York to monitor the population of tansy beetles that are limited to that area … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Sunday August 11th 10:30 onwards at the Pond

The next planned work party is on Sunday, August 11th  from 10.30 to 1 pm at the Pond. It’s tansy beetle time and as they resurface we’ll be clearing around the tansy plants in the pond enclosure to make them feel … Continue reading

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