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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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The Trustees.

31st May

Two Spotted Flycatchers were seen in the bushes and a Grey Wagtail flew over.

The sea was very quiet.

Three Variable Damselflies were seen at the Long Pits.
Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum   Dungeness  31st May 2019
A month or so ago a colony of Common Twayblade was discovered growing under Sallows at the Long Pits and was a new species for the area. These are now in flower but are deep in shade so a flash was needed to get any sort of decent picture.
Common Twayblade Listera ovata   Dungeness   31st May 2019