Discovering the Moths of Selborne The Field Studies Centre at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

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Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection

The Wakes High Street
GU34 3JH

You are welcome to join us from around dusk to see how the moth lights are set up and experience the first visitors of the night to the lights. Based on past experience, the June and July evenings also potentially offer the special experience of watching male Ghost Moths (Hepialus humuli) lekking (displaying) on the meadow around dusk. As well as helping to identify any moths that are seen, the night sessions there will be an opportunity to experience other nocturnal life in the grounds especially looking out, or listening, for owls and bats.

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Sunday 28th June 2020 - Monday 29th June 2020 21:30 - 09:30
  • Sunday 26th July 2020 - Monday 27th July 2020 21:00 - 09:00
  • Thursday 27th August 2020 - Friday 28th August 2020 20:30 - 09:00
  • Sunday 27th September 2020 - Monday 28th September 2020 20:00 - 09:30


£5 per session for April, June, July and September Free Entry for event in August for National Moth Night (donations welcome)

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