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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.


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.


A HUGE THANKYOU - to everyone who came and took part in our big day at Drove Orchards yesterday!

We had a fantastic turn-out and there was lots to see and enjoy. Some highlights included 330 moths of 64 species in two traps set in the reedbeds on the farm:
 Views of Marsh Harriers and Kestrels on the Wildlife Walk, as well as 14 species of butterflies

Some incredible views of captive-bred Death's Head Hawk Moths at the barn

And among the wild moths featured at the event was a petriburgensis Garden Tiger!
Thankyou for making Go Wild at Drove 2019 such a fun day! We hope to see you there in 2020...
Photos by Cat Buck