Friday afternoon, leaving a sun-bathed Yorkshire, the clouds closed in as we headed south. Dropping Raine off in Bristol to see her folks, and then on to Cerne Abbas for Nat to stay with friends there. As we entered Dorset the fog and drizzle set in....what a welcome.
Following a night being woken by HM's Contabulary twice, I waited till dawn to check the trap. On approaching the trap, there were sporadic buzzes of activity as the moths started flying around, before settling again. Opening the trap up it was quickly obvious that four species were predominent: the bully-boy Large Yellow Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, and lesser numbers of the more sedate Vine's Rustic and Flame Shoulder.
I ended up counting around 930 moths of just 34 species, with those of interest were Pine Hawkmoth, eight Dark Swordgrass, and 21 White-point.