This started off as a bit of a disaster. First of all I forgot the insect repellent, but I decided to chance going to Pilmoor. Plenty of mosquitoes but none of the tiny biting bugs but in getting over to the SSSI I managed to slip of the log over the ditch and ended up knee deep with the right leg in foul brown smelly ditch-water. So, having decided not to risk leaping over the same ditch several times in the dark I thought I would go to Sessay Wood nearby, where the conditions are much less demanding.....
Having set everything up, I then find that the plug adapter was not on any of the reels of cable, and then remembered I had removed it while using a reel to plug the strimmer into at home....it was on the bookcase - great!. Fortunately Em was willing to bring it out to me and we met up halfway. So eventually got everything working at 2245.
Not a bad night in the end, despite the wet leg, and just about struggled to 50 odd species. The highlights were an Acleris laetana, two Birch Mocha, and ten Four-dotted Footman.
|Aethes cnicana ?|
|Small Dotted Buff|
|Beautiful Golden Y|