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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.

1st Aug

Not a great deal to report on the bird migration front. The limited highlights were a Little Ringed Plover and two Grey Wagtails overhead this morning and a Common Sandpiper passing over at dusk.

The highlight of the night's moth trapping was a Vestal.
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria   Dungeness   1st August 2020
An evening search at the cricket patch produced one mature Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket, a few singing Tree Crickets and a dozen or so Ectobius montanus
Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phanoptera falcata   Dungeness   1st August 2020
Barry Banson produced the moth of the day in the form of an Oak Processionary.
Oak Processionary Thaumetopoea processionea   Greatstone   1st August 2020