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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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18th June

A very hot and sunny day. Not a great deal to be seen with a Turnstone, a couple of Mediterranean Gulls, nine Swifts and a Grey Wagtail over the Observatory being the only birds of note.

A Brown Hare was seen.

The overnight moth trapping was very successful with two pine-feeding tortrix Rhyaciona pinicolana and R.pinivorana (the latter new for the Observatory), another Eudonia lacustrata, the fifth Observatory record of Cypress Carpet, three Small Seraphims, our seventh Freyer's Pug, a Silky Wainscot and a Sand Dart of note. A total of 151 moth species were recorded overnight. There were still good numbers of Rest Harrow in the colony at the Long Pits. There are also huge numbers of Small Skippers on the wing at the moment although most other butterfly species were in fairly short supply despite the hot conditions.
Rhyaciona pinicolana   Dungeness   18th June 2017
Rhyaciona pinivorana   Dungeness   18th June 2017
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata   Dungeness   18th June 2017
Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus   Dungeness   18th June 2017