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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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20th June

Three Mediterranean Gulls, a Little Tern and two Arctic Skuas feeding offshore were of note. A Grey Wagtail also flew over.

A Brown Hare was seen at the Point and three Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Another attempt with moth pheromone lures attracted six Six-belted Clearwings but there was nothing of any real note in the moth traps.

Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumoniformis   Dungeness   20th June 2020
More extensive flower hunting added Sea Radish, Garden Lobelia, Seaside Daisy and Pale Yellow-eyed Grass to the area list.