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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

HEMPTON MOTH DAY RESULTS!!

Many thanks to those who came to our moth day at Hempton Marsh today. We had a terrific catch despite wet and windy conditions, with some species remaining to be identified, but overall 545 moths of 105+ species were counted!!

This included 18 Poplar, 4 Elephant, and Eyed Hawk Moths, Garden Tiger, Large Emerald, Dingy Shears, 2 Suspected, Minor Shoulder-knot, Rosy Footman, 3 Sharp-angled Carpet, Black-neck, Peppered Moth, Beautiful Hook-tip, 3 Burnished Brass, 2 Antler, Iron Prominent, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Pale Prominent, Buff Tip, White Satin, Crescent, Scalloped Oak, Broad-barred White, Lesser Cream Wave, 2 Water Veneer, Small Dotted Buff, 7 Double Lobed, not to mention 75 Mothers-of-Pearl!

Don't forget we will be moth trapping at Drove Orchards on Saturday 3rd August 2019 so please come and see what we have caught!