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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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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

24th June

A Buzzard flew over the Observatory and two Mediterranean Gulls were noted during the day. The local Peregrine Falcons were also putting on a great display this morning.


Perergine Falcon Falco peregrinus    Dungeness    24th June 2018
A Soprano Pipistrelle bat was flying around the Observatory at 0010hrs when a Badger was also sniffing around the garden.

Moth-trapping overnight produced a couple of Rest Harrows of interest. Butterflies are abundant at the moment with big numbers of Small Skippers and Meadow Browns on the wing.

The flowers at Dungeness are putting a great display and include this patch of wild Moth Mullein and the count of Pyramidal Orchids is now up to 57 flowering spikes.
Moth Mullein Varbascum blattaria   Dungeness