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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.

19th June

Very little to be seen on the land or offshore. Three third calendar-year Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Moth trapping produced our first Sussex Emerald of the year.
Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis   Dungeness   19th June 2020
A thorough search through the "new" flower patch with Tim Inskipp resulted in four new species for the recording area in the form of Wavy Bittercress, Fringed Pearlwort, a Petunia sp and Annual Beard-grass and also the second area record of Yellow-juiced Poppy.

Annual Beard-grass Polypogon monspeliensis   Dungeness   19th June 2020