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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 - THIS SATURDAY

Come and join us at Drove Orchards for our annual partnership event this Saturday 4th August. Drove Orchards is situated along the A149 coast road between Holme Next the Sea and Thornham



Entry is free and there will be 2 wildlife walks, 2 moth trap emptyings and a tour of the orchard led by owner Andrew Jamieson.
 
Orchard walk led by Andrew Jamieson August 2017

We have activities and displays at the big barn behind the farm shop all through the day, and the schedule is as follows.
Event open 10am - 4pm

Wildlife Walk 1 is at 10am

Moth trap 1 will be emptied at 11.15am

Wildlife Walk 2 is at 12.30pm

Moth trap 2 will be emptied at 1.45pm

The Orchard Walk takes place at 2.30pm

So do come over and find out more about the wonderful wildlife at Drove Orchards!!


Essex Skipper Drove Orchards 2018