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

What’s on at the Nature Festival?

The line up for our 2019 looks great!

We have stall holders all with experts and a fun activity to do. This year our stall holders include:

Hampshire Bat Group
Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust
Alton Natural History Society
Hampshire Fungus Recording Group
SDNPA
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust
Meon Valley Beekeeping Association
Hampshire Swifts
Selborne Landscape Partnership
Butterfly Conservation
Hampshire Ornithological Society
Woodland Trust
National Trust
Hart Wildlife Rescue
University of Southampton Nature and Biodiversity Hub
Cameron Bespolka
Wiccor Primary
Southern Coop
Hampshire Dormouse Group
The Whitelands Project
The River Wey Trust
Hampshire Astronomical Group

We also have a great programme of events…

11am: Selborne Common Walk  With Chris Webb, our Local National Trust Ranger

11.30: Fungi Hunt Walk with Hampshire Fungus Recording  Group

11.30am: ‘Selborne Landscape Partnership – farming and conservation in and around Selborne’ with Debbie Miller of the Selborne Landscape Partnership

12.30 pm: ‘Fungi: more than just soup!’ with Stuart Skeates of the Hampshire Fungus Recording group

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12.30pm: Family Bug Hunt walk with The Young Entomologist Society and Gilbert White Education Team

1pm: Bird Watching Walk with Hampshire Ornithological Society

1.30pm: Family Butterfly Transect Walk with Gilbert White Education Team

2pm: Selborne Common Walk  With Chris Webb, our Local National Trust Ranger

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2.30pm: Family Butterfly Transect Walk with Gilbert White Education Team

2.30pm: ‘Growing Learners: Creating Inspirational Learning in Wicor Primary’ with Louise Bryant of Wiccor Primary

3pm: Fungi Hunt Walk with Hampshire Fungus Recording Group

3.30pm: Family Bug Hunt Walk with The Young Entomologist Society and Gilbert White Education Team

3.30pm: Hampshire Swifts Talk with Tim Norris of Hampshire Swifts

4pm: Bird Watching Walk with Hampshire Ornithological Society

All Day@ The Field Study Centre you can borrow a bug hunt kit, butterfly transect map & ID key and meadow plant hunt sheets

7pm  Nocturnal Nature Festival Starts £10 per person – Exploring the night time world of Gilbert Whites garden based at Gilbert White Field Centre including:

7pm: Hampshire Swifts Walk around Selborne with Tim Norris of Hampshire Swifts

8pm: starts Night Sky Viewing with Hampshire Astronomical Group

8.30: Bat Walk with Hampshire Bat Group

10pm: Moth Trap setting & Walk around grounds with Chris Piper, Gilbert White Volunteer