Overnight moth trapping.
Meet at entrance gate along Grafton Road at SP928816 – no later than 19:30. The following morning there is a Moth Breakfast at The Skylark Cafe at nearby Brigstock Country Park.
This is being organised by the local Butterfly Conservation Group and thus booking should be made via them. Meet point is at the cafe in the main car park accessed off the A6116 at SP953850, kick-off 09:00h. We believe there may be a small charge for drinks and food. The moths are free!
Grafton Park Wood is a privately-owned, mixed woodland, encompassing the remains of an old WWII USAAF air base. The site has a rich and mixed flora, and moths have been recorded here on and off over the past 20 or so years, but not often with a good number of light traps. No particular target species in mind, but would anticipate some species “new to site” with a good number of traps being run overnight. There is good metalled road access to the centre of the site, with several rides leading off from there, thus the site can accommodate numerous traps with a central socialising area.
We plan to go through the traps at dawn to draw up the list, then decamp to The Skylark Cafe at Brigstock Country Park (Fermyn) for the Moth Breakfast.