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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.

15th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding offshore but very little else was seen.

Seven Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen offshore.

A Mottled Beauty was only the fourth Observatory record but migrants were limited to a handful of Plutella xylostella and a few daytime Silver Y's.

It is possible to see two county-level rare plants at the same time at the Long Pits at the moment with Greater Spearwort still in flower and the first Lesser Water-plaintain starting to appear.

Greater Spearwort Ranunculus lingua and Lesser Water-plantain Baldellia ranunculoides   Long Pits   15th June 2020