Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Discover Moths, Bats and Newts

Join part of our 24h BioBlitz

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.

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

Day time activities include:

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

24 hour Bioblitz Activities after 5pm

Venue: The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre

Saturday evening
6.00pm Doors open– welcome – refreshments
7 pm 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 (click here)!
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 (Includes the Nature Festival)
Simply Ring 01420 511275 to book these passes
Alternatively Purchase your Bioblitz pass by clicking ‘book online’ below
Book Online

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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