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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.

18th June

Heavy rain through the morning limited observations. Three Mediterranean Gulls were feeding at the Patch and a Green Sandpiper flew SE over the Observatory just after dark. 

Moth trapping produced a few decent moths with a Figure of 80, a Cypress Carpet, a Lime Hawkmoth and an Obscure Wainscot of note.

Figure of 80 Tethea ocularis and Lime Hawkmoth Mimas tiliae   Dungeness   18th June 2020
There was a large emergence of Small Skippers with at least 250 seen.