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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Managing Tansy Beetle Habitat at Rawcliffe Meadows

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:30 to 13:00

The Tansy Beetle was once widespread in Britain, but it is currently endangered, not just in the UK but across its worldwide range. It is now a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) priority species.

Rawcliffe Meadows is home to part of York's important population and we help conserve the beetles by reducing competing vegetation around their protected habitats.

On this day we'll be cutting back on the New Meadow banks.and nearby areas that we have planted with tansy.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free to all


Participants will need to cross uneven meadow to get to enclosure.

Did you know?

Most loved insect in the UK

Probably ladybirds (50+ UK species), beloved of children’s rhymes and many are useful predators of greenfly.

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