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Albatross, Penguin & Goldfinch – Learn To Draw A Bird!

Drop-in session at the Field Studies Centre 10.30am-2pm

Inspired by Frank Oates’ childhood sketches of some of our best loved garden birds, this session gives you the chance to learn simple techniques for drawing birds, observe some birds first hand in our bird hide and make use of our taxidermy collection (including penguins and an albatross) to draw a variety of birds from ‘life’. 

All ages welcome, tickets £3 adult, £2 child.

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Please consider coming to us by bus to reduce your carbon footprint! Bus fares are £2 per person per single journey thanks to a Government scheme to promote greener travel. Our activities are timed to fit in with the no 38 bus between Alton and Petersfield. Please see for full timetable. 

You are welcome to spend time in our grounds if you have time to spare before or after your bus journey. 

    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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