An early night was planned before our long-awaited Irish adventure, but this all changed when Paz messaged to say he had caught a Clifden Nonpareil, a spectacular moth, nearby at Moreby. Paz kindly arranged to meet me in a layby at the next village of Naburn, so mounting my steed, I cycled along the dark, tree-lined cycletrack, across the river and along Howden Lane to meet him.
What a majestic beast! After twitching one by train in Scarborough a couple of years ago I could not believe I was looking at one of these beauties within a ten minutes cycle ride of home. Thanks Paz!