Having got away from Hartlepool before the 'madness of the ladders' started, I headed off with Tom Tams and Joe Dobinson, to meet Keith Dover in a field at Long Newton, near Stockton, to see what is believed to be the biggest colony of Forester Moths in the UK.
|0163 The Forester Adscita statices|
Then onto Blackhall cliffs to see The Forester's cousin, Cistus Forester - an even rarer species.
|0164 Cistus Forester|
And if the day couldn't get better, we also had Northern Brown Argus and a Satin Wave. All species seen without the aid of ladders.
|Northern Brown Argus|
|1709 Satin Wave|