inspiring journeys december blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog As Christmas nears we are in full project mode. The Frank Oates Gallery has now closed and has been totally gutted in order to create the new Frank Oates Gallery. The Old Tea Parlour, which had been used for storage for a few months has been

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best moments of 2017

10 Best Moments of 2017

We’ve had a great year so here’s our 10 Best Moments of 2017! 1. Seeing our new look Museum take shape 2017 has been a big year for us! Our Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore the stable yard, and create a more accessible more interactive museum, has become a

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thanks to you

Thanks To You

December fun thanks to you, The National Lottery players!   From 12 to 17 December 2017, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. We are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good

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The Selborne Albatross

Trustee Philip Geddes tells us about the Selborne Albatross, which is being packed for trip to UK onboard British Antarctic Survey research ship Ernest Shackleton.  Even Gilbert White, with his extensive knowledge and love of birds, would have been surprised at the latest addition to his Selborne household – an

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tips for December

Tips for December

December is a great time to visit the museum so here are ten great tips for visiting this month! 1. See the Decorations We love our Christmas decorations here at Gilbert White’s our expert team of volunteers do an amazing job every year using greenery from the garden! 2. Have

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RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Recording Butterflies

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

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Inspiring Journeys: November Blog

Inspiring Journeys: November Blog It’s November and the observant among you will notice that the Frank Oates Gallery did not close this month! This was due to a timetabling revision that meant we could use the gallery for a month longer, which was great! It will close in December however

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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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inspiring journeys october blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog It’s October and the garden is full of autumnal colour! Behind the green screen in the garden, work continues in the stable yard. The roof tiles that were broken on the eighteenth century stable roof have been removed and replaced by the tiles on parts of

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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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