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Discovering the Moths of Selborne

Join in at Gilbert White Field Studies Centre through the seasons and learn a little more about the fantastic world of moths.

This event has been cancelled.

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century.

We are continuing our monthly series of moth events again this year during the most active part of the season. Each time you will have an opportunity to see a different variety of moths as the seasons change.

Join us through the seasons and learn a little more about the fantastic world of moths.

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

Event Details


Thursday 27 August 2020, from 8:30pm


Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JU


Free Entry for National Moth Night (donations welcome)

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