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The Observatory can accommodate up to 9 people in two dormitories, you need to bring your own sleeping bags and it is self-catering. As well as Birdwatchers, we welcome people from many areas of interest including Moths, Butterflies, Bugs and Beetles or just a general interest in Nature and the local environment. Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
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20th July

A Wood Sandpiper flew over the Observatory this morning and three Yellow-legged Gulls and a flock of 11 Little Terns were the best the sea could offer.

The best of the overnight moth trapping were a Pine Hawkmoth, a Dog's Tooth and the tortrix Endothenia profundana.

Endothenia profundana, Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa and Pine Hawkmoth Hyloicus pinastri   Dungeness   20th July 2023

A thorough check  of the main areas for rare crickets produced just one nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket and only six Tree Cricket nymphs.

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket Phaneroptera falcata   Dungeness   20th July 2023