Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5.00PM & Bank Holidays

24h BioBlitz 10.30am – 10.30am

Join Our 24h BioBlitz 10.30am – 10.30am the following day

Running simultaneously with our Nature Festival admission to the Nature Festival includes admission to the daytime bioblitz activities

With your help, under the guidance of our experts, we will be collecting data throughout the day, and night on the wildlife at Gilbert White’s House. Join us to take a ‘snap shot’ of the wildlife present in our 30 acres of Garden and Parkland.

Day time activities include:

Bug Hunting . Pond Dipping . Bird Watching . Butterfly Transect Walk . plant hunt

24 hour Bioblitz Activities after 5pm

Saturday evening
6.00pm Doors open– welcome – refreshments
7 pm Naturetrek Talk – Below the hanger and beyond
8pm Refreshments
8.30pm  Tracking Newts and Bats with Steph West from Natural History Museums Identification Trainers & Nik Knight from the Hampshire Bat Group
10pm  Hot chocolate
10.30 pm Investigate Moths with Naturetrek –

Come and experience moths as they are attracted to our light traps and enjoy helping identify and record the first arrivals.   We will have several moth traps set up which should provide some interest for those new to moths as well as the more experienced.  Field Guides will be available to help identification.

Sunday Morning
6.30am  Breakfast with Moths (Naturetrek) – Discover what we have collected overnight in our moth traps

Share in the excitement and surprise as we reveal the moths that have been attracted to each of our moth traps. Field Guides will be available to help identification.

7.30am Breakfast
8am Selborne Commn Walk with Chris Webb our Local National Trust Warden
9.15am – 10.30am Summary of bioblitz findings

Bioblitz passes are available as follows:

Naturetrek Talk – Free, but please let us know you are coming!
Saturday Evening Bioblitz Pass £5 per adult and £3 per child
Sunday Morning Bioblitz Pass £5 per adult and £3 per child
Full Bioblitz Pass £11 per adult and £5 per child
Simply Ring 01420 511275 to book these passes
Alternatively Purchase your Bioblitz pass by clicking ‘book online’ below
Book Online

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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