Hello everyone! I've been slow to start this year because of the unexpectedly heavy (albeit highly enjoyable) demands of grandparenting plus the faff of getting a new bulb for the trap. Rich rewards for its debut last night, though, with seven Brindled Beauties, two Nut-tree Tussocks, five Hebrew Characters and a lovely Powdered Quaker. There were also a dozen more which include Common Quakers and Clouded Drabs but possibly others in that confusing (to me) range of small brown/grey moths. I am hard at work with the Moth Bible and Hants Moths Flying Tonight.
Great to read of Steve and Martin's Emperor hatchings. My cocoons currently doze on.