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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.

8th Aug

Very quiet on the bird front as the very hot weather continues.

From the moth traps, we finally got in on the Oak Processionary bandwagon with three individuals trapped overnight although overall numbers of moths were low again. Other bits of note included Yponomeuta plumbella, two Acrobasis tumidana and two Rest Harrows.
The Tree Crickets in the Desert could be heard singing from the Observatory again this evening.
Oak Processionary Thaumetopoea processionea   Dungeness   8th August 2020
Elsewhere, the days highlight was the finding by John Young of a small number of Blue-eyed Hawkers where the Dengemarsh Sewer meets the railway line just south of Lydd Airport.

Blue-eyed Hawker Aeshna affinis   Lydd   8th August 2020