monty halls

Monty Halls WWII’s Great Escapes

We will be playing host to TV’s Monty Halls on the 15th December, 7:30pm at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. In this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew

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recording small mammals

Recording Small Mammals

RECORDING SMALL MAMMALS Part of our big project is to develop a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds of Gilbert White’s House and surrounding areas. Good progress has been made by staff and volunteers with recording of butterflies, moths, and

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moth night 2017

Moth Night 2017

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century. On Friday 13th October, and the following morning, we participated in the national celebration of moths

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Autumnal half term

An Autumnal Half Term!

This Half-Term we will be getting very autumnal with a week of Autumn themed activities and workshops! Throughout the week visitors will be able to take a sketching kit with them for free and are challenged to sketch what they see, this runs from Saturday 21st till Sunday 29th. On

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batty for bats

Batty for Bats

We love Bat Walks (we really do) so we’re over the moon to be holding another on Wednesday 13th ! The walk starts at 7pm and costs £10 to join. Nik Knight from the Hampshire Bat Group will guide us into the Hanger woodland, following the Zig Zag path to

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astronomy course

Astronomy Course

Ever looked up into the night sky and wished you knew more about what you were looking at? We’re delighted to announce that we’re running a five week long astronomy course from the 21st September with Solent Tuition Network. In this course led by Dan Rourke, you will be able

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bio-blitz results

Bio-blitz Results

At the end of May 2017 as part of our Nature Festival celebrations we had a 24 hour bio-blitz. Members of the general public, naturalists and ecologists alike gathered in Selborne to collect data that would give us snap shot into the daily lives of the natural world around us.

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five ideas for teenagers

Five Summer Ideas for teenagers!

Finding things to keep teenagers amused and active over the long summer holidays isn’t always easy so here are five ideas for teenagers. 1. Geocaching Ever tried geocaching? Now’s your chance! Borrow one of our GPS devices enter in the first code and follow the trail! 2. Summer Clubs If

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five ideas for under fives

Five Summer idea’s for under five’s!

Five Summer idea’s for under five’s! Summer Holidays can be tricky, especially if you’ve got very little ones to entertain. Here are 5 great ideas for under five’s that the whole family will enjoy. 1. Backpacks Trail  Our summer long backpack trail is great for all ages! They have lots

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Tips for June

Five Budget Summer Holiday Ideas

The Summer Holidays are here and can be pricey! But they don’t have to be! We’ve put togther five budget summer holiday ideas! 1. Go on an adventure We have not one but two free summer activities over the holidays! Borrow one of our Family Explorer Backpacks from reception to

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