What with a very poor start to the year weather-wise and a recurrence of health issues, the first six months of the year have just been on hold. However, things have started to improve and a visit to Brafferton VC62 on Wednesday 16th June proved to be one of those purple patch nights, despite having to pack up quickly due to forecast dawn rain showers.
I had my usual MV Robinson in the 'camp' area, 160MVB over sheet in the parking bay and trialled two 5w LED bucket traps dotted in the vegetation on the main track. The two MV produced broadly similar numbers and species with the two LED's pulling in a small number each (still more than not bothering at all.).
A total of 261 of 71 species, so unexceptional numbers, but there were several good micros among the haul. The best was a Pammene ignorata which immediately struck me as significant, and was despatched to Charlie who had gen.det. the three previous Yorkshire records, and this one too was confirmed, also as a first for VC62.