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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.

25th June

A bright, sunny and very warm day. Quiet for birds with just two Mediterranean Gulls at the Patch and a Grey Wagtail passing overhead were the only birds of note.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The most unexpected and significant record was the finding of an Ornate Shieldbug. A very rare migrant insect.
Ornate Shieldbug  Eurydema ornata   Dungeness   25th June 2020
The highlights of the moth trapping were an Acrobasis tumidana and three Acrobasis repandana and a Pale Shoulder was found in the rough vegetation in front of the Observatory during the day.

Acrobasis rependana and Acrobasis tumidana   Dungeness   25th June 2020
Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida   Dungeness   25th June 2020