Wednesday 8 June 2011

Ladderless in Cleveland

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
Idaea subsericeata

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good day :) You can just see me in that video