Forestry Commision Cropton Forest
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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
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!