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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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The Trustees.

29th June

Not a great deal to report but a Golden Plover over the Observatory this morning was surprisingly the first record of the year. An evening check of the Patch produced eight Mediterranean Gulls.

A Grey Seal was also feeding at the Patch.

Two Common Emerald damselflies were seen at the top of the Long Pits.

Searching for insects elsewhere produced this interesting bee along the track to the Hanson Hide at ARC. I think it is probably a Large Sharp-tailed Bee Coelioxys conoidea and is described in the Bees, wasps and ants of Kent as "not common" in the county.
Coelioxys conoidea   ARC, Dungeness   29th June 2018