Sutherland Beck

Forestry Commision Cropton Forest

Nr Pickering

Site Description

NB This site has no public access

Recorders: Ian Popely and Graham Oliver Distance: 1720m Walk Time Approx 45 mins

Sutherland Beck is in their forest estate at Cropton


S1 has a open area that sees mostly speckled wood but then through S2-6 only Speckled woods are seen at low level in the shade.

S6 saw a Small Pearl bordered Fritillary and then the forest opens to some grassalned.

S7-S8 mostly Ringlet some meadow bowns and a few Vanessids and Whites.

S9 returns to shade which deepens into S10

Results: 2021

There are some intereting changes. Ringlet numers are increasing while Speckled Wood is decreasing . There is also signs of the Whites increasing and this all centred on S7+8. teh wall awas also seen in this area!

Results: 2020