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This is a polite reminder to all our members that our subscription rates have increased from 1st January. If you pay by standing order and have not yet done so, please amend your standing order to the new rate. More details can be found here. We are small charity reliant on the generosity of our supporters through membership subscriptions and donations. Why not become a member. For a minimum of £25 you can get all the benefits of being a member of the NOA. Just click the button on the right below. Or, if you would like to support us with a donation, it is very easy to do through our portal at VirginMoneyGiving. Just click the button on the right to go to our dedicated page. Thank you.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

GO WILD AT DROVE! JOIN US TOMORROW AT DROVE ORCHARDS

We’re busy making our final preparations for ‘Go Wild at Drove’ tomorrow. Drove Orchards will be hosting the Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association for an event that celebrates the wildlife at Drove and the work of it’s near neighbours the NOA. This free event will feature guided walks around the farm, demonstrations of bird ringing if weather permits, and a chance to get involved in counting and identifying moths and butterflies. We will have a series of displays including caterpillars and moths, feathers and nests, ringing and migration, Drove’s wildlife and lots of other information. There will be a bird song quiz and goodie bags for kids, so please come along and see us, and enjoy the day at Drove Orchards.
 
First moth trap emptied - 10am
Orchard Walk with owner Andrew Jamieson – 11am
Wildlife Walk – 12pm
Second moth trap emptied – 1pm
Further wildlife/orchard walks available after 2pm
 
Ringing demonstrations as and when birds are caught