Ever wondered what it’s like to walk to the South Pole? In the first of our 2018 Antarctic lectures Julian Thomas his experience of going to extremes. Julian, who is Master of Wellington College, has a passion for outdoors trekking and climbing. He has climbed Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. In
RECORDING BUTTERFLIES IN GILBERT WHITE’S GARDEN END OF SEASON REPORT In May we reported on our plan to observe and record butterflies in the grounds over the twenty-six weeks from April to September. As we move well into Autumn we provide a report on this first season of our butterfly
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
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
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
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
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
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.