Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection

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Discover the fascinating stories of three explorers of the natural world- Gilbert White, 18th century author and naturalist; Frank Oates, Victorian explorer of America and Africa; Captain Lawrence Oates who famously lost his life on Scott's ill fated expedition to Antarctica 1911-1912

Explore the charming house, 25 acres of restored gardens and ancient parkland with award winning tea parlour, gift shop and plant sales- We have all you need for an interesting day out.

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Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, World Cultures

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Create a Entomology Collection

  • 28 January 2017 10am-4pm

The aim of this one day workshop is to give attendees an introduction to preparation and storage techniques for voucher specimens for different groups of invertebrates. Voucher specimens are necessary for a number of invertebrate groups, in some cases as species identification is only possible from correctly prepared specimens, and in others as the only reliable way of proving identification and therefore creating a viable, valuable biological record. Incorrectly prepared however, specimens can be destroyed or effectively become useless as identification features are obliterated or obscured and poor storage can simply lead to collections being reduced to dust. This workshop will take you through some of the key techniques for a range of common invertebrate groups (beetles, flies, wasps, bees & moths) to ensure that when the field season comes around again you are comfortable in preparing and mounting your own specimens to a good standard to help with your identification and recording, as well as some of the principles of recording and why and when invertebrate collecting is essential.
The course will be delivered by the 5 trainees on the Natural History Museums Identification Trainers for the Future project. The trainees are based in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, studying identification skills for some of the more difficult species groups in the UK, as well as developing their own communication and teaching skills.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17




Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection
The Wakes
High Street
GU34 3JH

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01420 511275


01420 511040

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