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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.

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Holme Bord Observatory Friday 3rd July 2020

A very blustery day with light showers. A Tawny Owl flew across from the corner of Broadwater to the pines during the morning.

A Blue-tailed Damselfly and a Common Darter were on the wing in the afternoon, and in the moth traps 3 Cinnabars, 14 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Ferns, a Currant Pug, 2 Short-cloaked Moths, a Burnished Brass, a Middle-barred Minor, Riband Wave, Mottled Rustic, Striped Wainscot, Kent Black Arches, 3 Flames, Fen Wainscot, Pine Hawk, Peppered Moth, Common Emerald, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, a Flame Wainscot, 2 Uncertains, a Leopard Moth, a Rustic and a Turnip.

Below: Currant Pug, Flame Wainscot and Leopard Moth




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