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We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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22nd June

Very quiet on both land and at sea. 

Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Overnight moth trapping produced a Bordered Straw while a search using pheromones  proved highly successful with the catching of a Red-tipped Clearwing along with two Lunar Hornet Moths and also some Six-belted Clearwings.

Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis   Dungeness   22nd June 2022

Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthodon formicaeformis   Dungeness   22nd June 2022

Elsewhere on the insect theme at least four Norfolk Hawkers and a Lesser Emperor were seen at Dengemarsh.