Illustrated Talks

I offer a range of illustrated talks on natural history and wildlife photography to clubs and societies e.g. local RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, etc. whose members are interested in learning more about the natural world and/or photography. I am an experienced speaker, and my talks can be tailored ( timing and content etc.)  to the requirements of individual groups. All presentations make use of high quality digital images.

Examples of current talks:

 

Four Seasons of Natural History

'FOUR SEASONS OF NATURAL HISTORY'

Aimed at audiences with a general interest in British natural history, and who want to add to their knowledge. The talk provides an insight into the rich variety of British natural history, covering birdlife, plants, mammals, insects and fungi. The talk follows the four seasons to show how changes to the British landscape influences our natural history and how it adapts.

Talk on Derbyshire Wildlife

‘FOUR SEASONS OF DERBYSHIRE WILDLIFE’

A more localised talk showing the natural history of Derbyshire through the seasons. Derbyshire is a beautiful county with a rich diversity of flora and fauna, with some Derbyshire specialities such as the Dipper and Water Voles. It is aimed at audiences with a general interest in wildlife and who want to add to their knowledge and understanding. 

' WILDLIFE AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY’

Aimed at audiences with a primary interest in photography, either as beginners or wanting to get more from their photography.
The talk focuses on the photographic techniques involved in taking a wide range of different wildlife images, including portraits, action and habitat shots and creative effects.

Talk on Dragonflies & Damselflies

‘DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES’

Aimed at audiences with an interest in dragonflies.
The talk provides an aid to the identification of some of the more common species of dragonflies and damselflies found in the UK, together with guidance on when and where look for dragonflies; and an insight into the life-cycle and behaviour of these spectacular insects.

Talk on Birds

‘BRITISH BIRDS’

Aimed at audiences who like birds and want to know more about them.The talk covers a range of British birds found in different habitats, such as gardens and woodlands, rivers and lakes, coastal areas, upland areas and open country. It will help the audience recognise our birds and improve their understanding about how they behave.

Talk on Svalbard

‘SVALBARD’

Aimed at audiences with an interest in natural history and adventure.
Based on a photographic visit to Svalbard, the talk provides an introduction to the Arctic environment along with a selection of its summer wildlife.

 

'UK WILDLIFE SPECTACULARS' 

Fully illustrated talk covering some of the UK's best wildlife watching, including the Autumn Red Deer Rut, Winter Starling Roosts, Grey Seals breeding at Donna Nook, Breeding Seabirds, Displaying Great-crested Grebes , Summer Dragonflies and Autumn Fungi. The talk illustrates the 'magic' of each spectacle and explains the wildlife behaviour involved.

 

 

'THE AMAZING LIVES OF BIRDS'

This fully illustrated talk reveals the ways birds live. It shows for example, how they undertake elaborate courtship displays, raise their young, hunt for food, show aggression and keep themselves in 'tip top' condition. Bird behaviour can be both spectacular and entertaining.  I have photographed all kinds of birds over the years and this talk brings some of my best bird action pictures together, along with an understanding of what the birds are doing.

 

'SPRING IN NORTHERN MAJORCA'

Majorca remains a popular destination for birders and naturalists. This fully illustrated talk will provide an insight into the flora and fauna of the northern end of this Mediterranean island. In particular it will show the wonderful Spring bird life of the famous Albufera Nature Reserve. It will also include natural history from the mountains, coasts and open country areas. In addition to birds, the talk covers wild flowers ( especially orchids), insects and reptiles.

 

 

Please note

  • Fees are dependent on talk length and mileage involved.

  • Please use the contact page to make an enquiry