Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Shibden Head

Pouring with rain early afternoon so thought I would have a go at the tunnel.
Treacherous conditions in there with snow having blown all the way through and dripping wet from the roof - but I gave it a go hanging on to the walls.

I managed with difficulty to find 7 Heralds. 3 on the roof and 4 in the wall cracks. How strange - they were all covered in minute due drops so wonder how they are able to survive in these conditions (??)
Still fantastic moths to see.


2 comments:

Steve Blacksmith said...

Amazing! You would think they would freeze. Though like plants and amphibians, they probably have natural anti-freeze in their blood.

I've been in that tunnel or underground passage, discovered it by accident a long time ago. Then went up with Andy C once with a couple of other members. That time we found just one Herald, but not covered in droplets.

AndyC said...

Yep fallen over in there a couple of times...great photos..