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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.

2nd July

Nothing much to report in the bird line with just 40 Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail overhead this morning.

A check of the Long Pits this morning produced four Red-veined Darters (including a mating pair)..


Red-veined Darters Sympetrum fonscolombii   Long Pits    2nd July 2019
Whilst the mothtrap produced our fifth-ever Cypress Carpet it will actually be remembered more for the sheer numbers of the pyralid Synaphe punctalis which came to the lights with a rough estimate of 15,000 individuals being recorded..
A moth trap full of mainly Synaphe punctalis